Deep West Author:Ernest Haycox Killing changes a man! — But sometimes there is no other way out. — Jim Benbow's face hardened as he looked at Clay Rand. He remembered the good times. He remembered how they used to ride the range together, how Clay looked sitting high and straight on that same horse. — But now there was a rope around Clay's neck. His hands were tied behind his ba... more »ck. Jim Benbow had a job to do.
Benbow sent a slashing blow across the horse's rump, heard the thock of the rope whipping tight, the snap of bone, a savage threshing and strangling.