Saturday, May 28, 2016
Home - Duel - P. A. Nolte
1/ July 21, 1865. Springfield, MO
2/ With his back turned, Wild Bill Hickock holsters his gun. A Colt 1851 Navy. Running the other direction, towards the steps of the courthouse, is Davis Tutt. He holds his bleeding left side as his men swarm to him.
Tutt: Boys, I'm killed!
3/ July 24, 1865. Springfield, MO
4/ At a bar, nursing a whiskey, is Wild Bill. On the bar in front of him is a gold pocket watch. It's the Waltham repeater that started this nasty business. Through the doors of the bar come two officers of the law.
5/ The officer, resolute but still a little timid.
Officer: Your presence has been requested at the courthouse for questioning as regards the manslaughter of one Davis Tutt.
6/ At the bar, Wild Bill's face is partially reflected in the glass of the watch.
Hickock (OP): Reckon so.