Hondo Lane, a despatch rider for the cavalry, encounters Angie Lowe, a woman living alone with her young son in the midst of hostile Apache territory. She presumes she is safe because the Apaches, under their chief Vittorio, have always left them alone. Later Lane has a run-in with Angie's reprobate husband and is forced to kill him, not knowing who he is. Vittorio captures Lane and to save his life, Angie tells the Apache chief that Lane is her husband, unaware that Lane has killed her real husband. In order to protect her from a forced marriage with one of the Apache, Lane reluctantly goes along with the lie, though he knows the truth must eventually come out, to Vittorio and to Angie, both. Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
First she was afraid he'd stay---then she was afraid he wouldn't.
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The Apaches all ride bareback with just a blanket on the horse. The Chief, Vittorio, has stirrups, and what looks like a sparse saddle, under his blanket. See more
When Hondo first encounters Ed Lowe, the shadow of a boom mic is visible in the tent. See more
I love you. I suppose I shouldn't have said that with my husband dead so short a time.
I don't guess people's hearts got anything to do with a calendar.
You were so wonderful, refusing to lie for Vittorio.
Oh, he was testing me. Indians hate lies. And I guess I got to feelin' the same way, but once in awhile a fella's got to lie if it'll make it easier on someone else.
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