Alice can't wait for Skinny and she jumps on Mike's back and
brings the big man down and she fights him though she's not
a big woman. Alice is twenty-five but she's been around some,
whored some tough cow-towns, and she has too much bone and
character in her face to be outright pretty but she attracts
men like flies. Sure she has some smallpox scars on her face,
but they're common and there are only a few of them, not
like on Skinny whose mean little face is eaten right up with
VIEW ON SKINNY DUBOIS
STANDING THERE IN THE DOORWAY, his nasty face eaten with
smallpox scars and he is looking at Delilah who is a fountain
of blood, looking at her coldly, and looking down at the
melee on the floor and, pointing the big Navy Colt in his
hand, he says,
Get offa her, asshole.
And he says it so cold and with such authority that everything
EXT. MAIN STREET - DAY
SNOW/MOONLIGHT/THE SHADOWY BUILDINGS and the silence of the
Nebraska winter except for the sound of the snowshoes.
The snow has obliterated the Main Street of Big Whiskey giving
the impression that the dark, low buildings are scattered at
random. The only structure with any sign of life is Greely's
Beer Garden and Billiards which shows a glowing window and
two horses out front and that is a hundred yards away from
the struggling silhouettes of the two men on snowshoes. The
big one is LITTLE BILL DAGGETT and he is very big, wrapped
in a huge bearskin robe.
The smaller one is CLYDE LEDBETTER who isn't small though he
has only one arm.
...wouldn't let you settle it, huh?
Hell, you know how Skinny is. Says
he's gonna shoot 'em... an I says,
"Skinny, you can't do that," an' he
says, "Well, then get Little Bill
down here an' let's settle this" an'
I says, "Bill's sleepin', Skinny,"