Smiling Charlie Author:Max Brand Western — "Start For Your Gun, Jacks!" — Nobody could move a gun faster than Smiling Charlie- except that on this day there was a difference. The devil that was in me had made my eyes faster than human. And while I went for my own gun, it seemed to me that Charlie's hand wasn't lightning no more, but just plain, slow lead. — And as his revolver c... more »ame clear I put a bullet straight through his body. Charlie tossed his gun aside, and it fell with a rattle on the rocks.
"Because I'm a dead man," says Charlie, "there's no reason why I should take you along to hell with me!"« less