Monday, August 29, 2011

Come Get Some...

From The Saga of Billy the Kid",  by Walter Noble Burns:

There was ominous silence off at the side along the adobe wall.  His lurking, unseen foes were waiting for him, their rifles ready, their fingers on the trigger.  All about him was the devouring sibilance of the fire.  Flames were bursting through the walls and ceilings of the room, darting, twisting, crawling like brilliant serpents greedily alive.  He braced himself from the start.  Half the roof crashed in behind him. Smoke and a myriad fiery sparks leaped after him as he darted out the door, his guns blazing.

A yell of triumph went up from his enemies.

This was the man they wanted.

"Here comes the Kid!"