Paladin rides out to the ranch belonging to C. Palmer, who has wired for him. When Paladin rides up to the house, a man threatens him with a gun and orders him off his horse and into the house. Once he's inside, an older woman comes out and tells Paladin's opponent, Travis Perkins, to put his gun down. Travis insists that his aunt, Cynthia, calls him Laredo, and accidentally shoots out a lantern. Paladin takes the gun away from Laredo while Ruth reminds him that his name is Travis. ..Read the full recap
Cynthia: Oh, one other little thing. I want you to take Travis along with you and board him on a train goin' East.
Paladin: Oh, now, what did...
Cynthia: Now, don't say no. I'm perfectly willin' to up the ante. The thousand we agreed on, and...and two hundred more.
Paladin: Well, Miz Perkins, if I take Travis along, it won't be for the money--it'll be for humanitarian reasons.
Paladin: Why don't you (teach), then?
Travis: Well, because I want something. Something else. I want just one day, d'you know, when, when people listen to me as though they believed I was somebody. Whatever happened, I'd never let go of that day. I'd make it last a lifetime.
Travis: Well, I suppose every man needs a day like that.
Travis: Well, you see, here's what I mean. King Henry, before the battle. And everything stands against him, but he's not afraid. He gambles, he dares everything. Not just memorizing. "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother."
Ruth: Oh, it's terrible.
Travis: Oh, I'm sorry, Miss Ruth. My voice is a little...
Ruth: Oh no no no. I mean that you should be so vicious and depraved. You would have made a wonderful teacher.
Travis: You can't do that! It's the only set of Shakespeare north of Santa Fe!