Over the objections of his sometime partner Rod Allison, treacherous Jim Box murders aging rancher Jesse Wheat, then attempts to steal cattle from Wheat's young widow.
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Marshal Matt Dillon
[Walks alone on Boot Hill, thinking aloud
There must be easier ways to die than most of the men up here took. Passing away in one's sleep, or gently dissolving in old age, or even being carried off by a disease of some kind. But getting stabbed, shot, hung, kicked to death - all the violent ways we have of dying out here. They leave a man without any dignity at all, and it's worse when it happens suddenly, when a man hasn't time to prepare himself. It's something I myself have to face every day...