At Faling's Tavern in Natchez, a dealer in wild animals, Otto Justin, is drinking at the bar and watches three men playing poker. When the winner collects his money, Otto approaches the man and asks him to change a hundred-dollar bill. The player carefully examines the bill and then makes change, and then draws a gun on Otto and explains it's in case the two men he won against decide to come after him. Once the poker player leaves, Otto buys drinks on the house...Read the full recap
Ben: Those macaws are noisy critters, aren't they, Mr. Justin?
Otto Justin: Ah, but fascinating, Mr. Fraser, fascinating. You know, they can intimate almost any sound a human can make. Even to accents. And they can speak whole sentences.
Ben: They keep up that screaming all the way to St. Louis, they're going to hear some sentences they've never heard before in Africa.
Otto Justin: Macaws are from South America, Mr. Fraser.
Otto Justin: I trust being in the midst of a crowd will not cause you to be filled with senseless courage, my dear. One can be just as dead with people around as alone.