Relations between the Mexicans south of the border and the people in Tombstone near the border were often far from harmonious. Senora Huerta and her teenage son Miguel arrive with a cart and coffin asking Earp to turn over the body of Huan Huerta who was murdered in Tombstone. Huan was her husband. Earp does not recognize the name nor does he recall a murder involving such a person. They don't trust Earp but do decide to let him read a letter they received that was in English saying Huerta was murdered by a Mr. Granby. Horace Granby runs a mine but is known to be mild-mannered and not thought one to commit murder. Earp helps them ask around town with no results so he visits Granby who is as puzzled. Miguel stalks Earp to Granby and tries to attack him with a knife but Granby escapes. In Tombstone a puzzled Earp loans a busted Doc a $100 for poker for an IOU from Doc. The players are enjoying enchiladas made by their cook known as Cortez or by Doc as the Conquistador. When Doc repays ... Written by
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Tombstone lay near the border of old Mexico. Many times that fact meant trouble for Marshal Wyatt Earp. The border was a convenient escape route for criminals, a very tempting sanctuary for raiding Apaches, and the home of a people who had very little love for the Americanos north of them.