At the Carlton, Paladin enters the lobby and hears the clerk telling a newlywed couple, Janie Martin and her husband Henry Bosworth, that the hotel is filled up due to a cattleman’s convention. Paladin gallantly offers his own suite to them while he’s out playing poker, free of charge. They accept and paladin says that the only thing he requires is breakfast when he returns at 9 in the morning...Read the full recap
Rupe Bosworth: Now, take the little matter of Jasper here. Most people think an owl's a funny pet. But I like him. He's my friend. He teaches me a lot of things.
Paladin: Such as?
Rupe Bosworth: Well, he knows enough to keep his mouth shut. Not chattering all the time like a parrot. He sleeps when he wants, wakes up when he wants, makes his own schedule. So do I.
Paladin: Where can I find them?
Rupe Bosworth: Why, they're holed up in a cabin, up on the North Fork road. Hey, before you go--you any good with that gun you carry? (Paladin turns and shoots the clock on the railing) Yeah. You go have a talk with 'em. Say, you might go out by way of the west quarter. Take a look at the crop.
Paladin: Mean, see if it's ready for harvest?
Rupe Bosworth: Ain't gonna be no harvest. You ever see 200 acres of sweet peas in bloom?
Rupe Bosworth: They're worth lookin' at. Smell good, too.
Paladin: Your name Bosworth?
John Bosworth: Maybe. What do you want?
Paladin: I just want to see what kind of scum it'd be that would send a mutilated cat to a young girl as a wedding present.
Ed Bosworth: Who you calling names?
John Bosworth: Shut up, Ed. It ain't easy send a gift to a girl who's got everything.