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A showman wants the Enterprise to take his troupe to New Orleans but he doesn't have any money for passage. Grey agrees once he's convinced that the showman's lead singer will bring in enough money to cover the showman's IOU. However, when the singer's necklace is stolen, she refuses to perform unless Grey finds it.
In Memphis, Grey and Bill are standing on the street. Grey watches a young woman, Julie Lang, and her escort, dandy Alex Jeffords. As the couple cross a plank across a muddy spot of road, two local ruffians step out onto the other side and start jumping up and down. Grey bets Bill that Julie will make it but Alex doesn't. The ruffians shove Alex into the mud and Grey goes over to help Julie. He throws the two men off the plank, picks up Julie, and carries her to the boardwalk. She thanks Grey for his help and stares at him for a moment, and Bill quickly grabs his partner and ushers him back to the Enterprise
. Alex comes over and suggests that Grey might want a reward. Julie figures that Grey is too uncomplicated and basic for money to interest him...Read the full recap
Grey: Two-to-one she makes it and the dandy doesn't.
Bill: You can't afford a bet.
Grey: Oh, Bill, you got a lot to learn about this business. Now, there are times when a man has just got to take a chance.
Bill: Yes. What makes you think that now is the time to take that chance?
Grey: Instinct! Instinct. When the chips are down, what else has a man got to go on but instinct. Instinct, nothing but instinct. Takes years to develop, years.
Bill: I forgot, he has a wonderful instinct.
Grey: Yes, sir, my instinct tell me that man has an honest face.
Bill: Well salt me for a mackerel.