nephew and the Ross boy.
Sanders is jittery.
Those boys, I might have shot one.
The Ridge is very confident.
We will do our duty and be home
before morning. It is by order of
Sanders nods reluctantly.
The Ridge and Sanders ride past a small log house that sits near the tavern. A dim light shows through the window.
They stop near the tavern, dismount and tie the horses. Ridge checks his side arm and they go toward the tavern.
John and Talmidge ride to a dark corner and dismount.
Why did I let you talk me into
They start for the tavern entrance.
The Ridge steps inside the bar, Sanders is close behind.
The Ridge scans the dim room. He thinks he sees his target and looks directly at him sitting in the room with twenty other people, both Indian and white.
DOUBLEHEAD, a heavy Cherokee man looks up. He sits at a crowded card table with two very rough looking white men.