Edna Raleigh: Good evening.
Paladin: Perhaps you'd share a liqueur with me?
Raleigh: I'm not here to enjoy myself, Mr. Paladin.
Raleigh: Would you--would you kill a man named Bram Holden for me?
Paladin: Bram Holden? Bram Holden of Thornburg? No. No, I don't take money for killing men, and if I did, Bram Holden would be one of the last I'd try.
Raleigh: Now, listen. Two years ago in Fredrickstown, he beat my husband to death with a roofer's hatchet, and he's never been tried for this. Here is an indictment from a grand jury. This is a warrant for his arrest. This in an order for arraignment. And there is documentary evidence to him. Now, what is Thornburg, a foreign country? They say that none of these things are any good in Thornburg.
Paladin: Not without a passport from Bram Holden.
Raleigh: All right. I'll be completely honest with you. I have paid two men to try and kill Holden. Now one of them tried, and I--I haven't ever heard from him. And the other one just took my money and left. Now, Mr. Paladin, you are my last hope.
Paladin: Thornburg is a foreign country. And Bram Holden is its king; you tried to pay for the assassination of a king in his own stronghold.
Raleigh: Then, uh, you won't do it either, huh?
Paladin: No. No, I won't kill him. But I will bring him back for trial.