By Elmore Leonard
John Russell has been raised as an Apache. Now he is on his solution to dwell as a white guy. but if the stagecoach passengers examine who he's, they need not anything to do with him -- until eventually outlaws trip down on them they usually needs to depend on Russell's weapons and his skill to steer them out of the desolate tract. He cannot experience with them, yet they have to stroll with him or die.
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The space where nothing happened lasted maybe a minute altogether. Then it was over for good. Russell moved past me, frontwards, stepping on the wheel and then jumping. He was carrying his Spencer of course, and in the other hand his blanket roll and the canteen he and Mendez had used. ) I don’t think he even looked at the others, but started off down the road we had come up, only stopping to pick up his Colt gun and shove it in his holster. Down just past there he left the road and started up the slope, moving pretty quickly through the greasewood and other brush.
But can you imagine joking at a time like that? That of course was the reason no one even smiled. ) I just nodded, not wanting to say anything with Dr. Favor standing right there. “I don’t know,” Mendez said. You could see what had been going on in his mind. ” “You run now,” Russell said to him, “they’ll catch you and kill you. ” Russell told us again to stay where we were, down low. He talked to Mendez, going over it again with him, telling him to wait till they got close and to be sure of hitting something, to shoot first at the men, then at the horses; but watch for the woman.
Wolgast. And the other one up by Russell, sure enough, was Early. The same two who had been at Delgado’s the first time I ever saw John Russell. What if they recognize him, I thought. Not—what’s going on? Or what are they doing here? But—what if they recognize him? I couldn’t help thinking that first because I remembered so well how Russell had broken that whisky glass against Lamarr Dean’s mouth. Lamarr Dean must have remembered it even better. But he hadn’t recognized him. Early hadn’t either, else he wouldn’t have just been standing there holding that longbarreled revolver.
Hombre by Elmore Leonard