The Lives That Die Author:Edward S. Hanlon This is a Doubleday Western. — As with McKay, John knew the little boy was dead before he fired. He saw it was a little boy named Billy and he saw the mother. — "Bang. Bang." — But he could not stop. He heard Bite whining behind him. He had never heard Bite whine. — In the instant before John fired, the sheriff and Doris unfolded their arms, and ... more »the people who watched from windows and doors and upper balconies, everyone shouted in unison, "No."
But no sound came. They were late. Too late.
John fired twice.
All he had left in his six-shooter.
But he squeezed the trigger eleven times, nine vacant clicks« less