Destry Rides Again Author:Max Brand "Guilty!" — -and then the droning words of the judge: "Destry, you have been found guilty by a jury of twelve of your peers..." — Stunned and bitter, Harry Destry, the young, headstrong firebrand who had already earned a reputation for reckless bravery and flashing speed of hand and eye in the use of a "six gun" made an answer that was to go down ... more »in frontier history.
"Twelve peers? Twelve half-bred pups. But let 'em sit and think this over. When my ten years has come up, I'm gonna call on all these here. If they ain't in, I'm gonna leave my card anyway. I been a waster, a fighter, a no-good citizen, but this here charge is a lie - I never robbed the Express!"
And here you will find the thrilling story of what did happen when those years "had come up", and Destry rode again to call, one by one on the members of that crooked jury.« less