(to William Talley)
Shaw Anderson: You know, my Pa told me, 'Son, you get a slippery man you can't shake, make him a neighbor. Then you can keep your eye on him.'
Mignon Anderson: Two men could have been brothers, and fixing to kill each other. Land's going mad.
This is the poem by Ronilou Talley that her father read the night before he was to have a gunfight with Shaw Anderson:
Help us be yours, oh God
When death is near
To mock the haggard face of fear
That when we fall-and fall we must-
Our souls shall triumph in the dust
And then, and perhaps then only may we ask
Where was The Iron Blood of Courage?