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“You’re giving me twenty dollars?”

“That’s right.”

“Just for letting you drive my hearse up Boot Hill?”



“Because that’s how he and I met, ten years ago.”

“What …?”

“Long story. We did a job, then we did another, longer one. Then we rode together for a while. Then each of us went his own way.”

“And after ten years you heard that ...”

“Yeah. We kept track of each other. One way or another.”

“And the gravestone you ordered. Just that, the name, the dates and I knew a fella once? Just like that?”

“Yeah. That says it all.”