Josh rides into the town of Varga looking for Gabe Henshaw who is offering Josh his last $30 to find his son Will's body. Gabe's home is decorated with black bunting and the bedraggled Gabe is wearing a black armband to indicate he is in mourning. Gabe explains to Josh that Will left the house Thursday night and never came home. He believes Will was murdered and wants to find his body to properly bury it. Josh taking the $30 visits elderly Sheriff M. Comstock who says Will simply took off because he was ashamed of Gabe. Josh then visits the Fenton household hoping to talk to their daughter Abbie who Gabe believes was going to marry Will. Her father says she is ill but that Abbie is going to marry Jed Miller who told Josh Will left town. Josh decides to return the money to and leave town but when Abbie stops him saying she must talk to him later, he decides to stay. However, at the meeting Josh is attacked and knocked out by Miller's men putting a new perspective on things. Written by
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Sheriff M. Comstock
[Explaining why he won't go after Jed
Anyway, that sawmill is ten miles up the river - out of my jurisdiction.
You know, it seems to me as far as Jed Miller is concerned, the sidewalk out in front of your office is out of jurisdiction.