Have Gun - Will Travel

Season 5 Episode 2

The Education of Sarah Jane

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Sep 23, 1961 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In the episode, the boy calls himself "Whitney Tyler", but in the credits, he is listed as "Carter Whitney".

  • Quotes

    • Paladin: Sounds like the begats. Only it doesn't have anything to do with the creation of life. It's a litany for the dead.

    • (Paladin spots a body lying on the ground and hastens to investigate)
      Girl's voice: I wouldn't do that iffen I was you.
      (Paladin looks up to see a young girl, holding a shotgun)
      Paladin: Ah, then the shoes were for you. (Starts to straighten up)
      Girl: And I wouldn't do that neither, iffen I was you.
      Paladin: Well, what would you do iffen you was me?
      Girl: First of all, I'd hand me your gun--gentle-like. (Paladin sets his gun down) Then I'd turn him over. (Paladin does so) You kill him? (Paladin shakes his head) Then what are you doin' here?
      Paladin: I saw that horse running loose and I picked him up and followed the trail.
      Girl: Why?
      Paladin: 'Cause I wondered if I wouldn't find something like this.
      Girl: Why?
      Paladin: Because there was blood on the saddlebags!
      Girl: Well, it weren't your blood, was it, or blood of your blood?

    • Sarah Jane: Don't make no never mind. I know who killed him. A Tyler. And now I'm gonna kill me a Tyler.
      Paladin: A Tyler?
      Sarah Jane: Any Tyler.
      Paladin: What about your father?
      Sarah Jane: Well, what I aim to do is about my father.
      Paladin: Oh? (Walks over to the Tyler horse and takes a spade from behind the saddle) Well, a man doesn't have to be blood of my blood for me to do him the common courtesy of putting him into the ground.

    • (Sarah Jane and Paladin stand by her father's grave)
      Paladin: "Any man's death diminishes me. For I am involved with mankind".
      Sarah Jane: Be those words from the Book?
      Paladin: Well, they're words from a book. It was written by a man named John Donne.
      Sarah Jane: Words spoken over the dead should be from the Book. "The Lord my God is a jealous god".
      Paladin: "God is Love".
      Sarah Jane: "Honor thy father and thy mother".
      Paladin: "Love thy neighbor as thyself".
      Sarah Jane: "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth"!
      Paladin: "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy".
      Sarah Jane: Don't you listen to him, Pa! I'll get me a Tyler, I'll get me a Tyler for sure, and then you can rest in peace.

    • (Paladin snatches Sarah Jane's shotgun, putting his derringer in her face)
      Sarah Jane: (Laughing) Ah, that ain't no gun, that's a play-purty.
      Paladin: It's a gun.
      Sarah Jane: Why? Why?
      Paladin: Because I thought that I had to protect you from others, and it turned out I have to protect the whole world from you!

    • (Paladin slips up behind the gunman with his derringer)
      Paladin: Easy, now. Easy! I'll take that gun. (Gets a good look at his opponent) Well, the good Lord protect me from children!

    • (After a lengthy brawl, Whitney holds the struggling Sarah Jane at arm's length with his hand around her face)
      Whitney: What in tarnation am I gonna do with her, Mister?
      Paladin: You're gonna have to use your own judgement!
      (Sarah Jane bites Whitney's hand, and Whitney knocks her cold with a punch to the jaw)

    • (Sarah Jane fingers the shoes her father had bought)
      Paladin: When're you gonna try 'em on, Sarah Jane?
      Sarah Jane: When it's time. You know, you gotta earn your purties.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Paladin's quotation from John Donne (1572-1631) comes from Devotions upon Emergent Occasions (1624). The passage is one of Donne's best known:

      "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main, if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."

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