Josh rides up to a group of men surrounding Jake Pringle tied to a tree. He asks if he can have a cup of coffee. Josh asks about Jake who they say killed a man named Harper over a girl in town in Jack Radovitch's place. Since Jake has admitted to the killing, they plan to hang him there. Josh asks if there is any lawmen there but they say there is no law in the area. When they start to use a rope with a standard loop on the end, Josh suggests he can make a better noose knot. While working on the knot he suggests they take Jake into town to be hung during the next day's Independence celebration which might give them legal protection. After a tie vote on the idea is broken by Josh, they settle down with a couple of bottles of liquor Josh has. Meanwhile, a woman, Estralita, rides up wanting to know why Jake isn't hung which they explain. Later, she talks to Josh about trying to free Jake as she is his girlfriend. Josh concocts a plan but the results are not as expected. Written by
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The name of the marshal in Tucson is Virgil Carp, a thinly disguised (one letter difference) Virgil Earp (1843-1905), who in the 1870s served as deputy marshal in Tucson before relocating to Tombstone with his famous brothers. See more
[as the posse sings "Streets of Laredo"
You don't care for the singing, Mr. Randall?
Oh, it's fine, as long as my voice isn't in it.