"He will have to roost high if the dogs find out about this visitation," observed Shockley.
Shockley and Chris and the goat crew put at it like black ants.
Shockley, after supper, snug in a pea-jacket and a storm cap, rode with the switch engine down from the roundhouse.
He tried to talk, and only stammered a lingo of switch-pidgin and the name of Shockley.
First he said Callahan wouldn't let him, but Shockley "guessed yes."
He had a warrant for Shockley; but Shockley's warrant had been served.
Reynolds looked around into a pistol; behind it stood Shockley, pleasant.
Callahan still sat speculating on what he would be up against when Shockley arrived.
Shockley, however, continued to study the strategy of the scout Ermine, and he saw much to fear.
By the time the woman and the children arrived in the fall, Chris would have died for Shockley.