Sheriff Cole needed some time to think, so didn't rush out to the McGinley place. He waited patiently for Mickey O'Donohue to saddle up and they both walked their horses to the edge of town.
"What you thinkin', Sheriff?" Mickey asked, as they strolled out of town.
"What most people round here think of Eddie Sherman."
"You think he done it?"
Sheriff Cole didn't answer straight away. Then: "Mick, what do most people think of him?"
"He's okay I guess."
"Sensible, mostly? Reliable?"
"I guess. Why?"
"Good." The Sheriff pulled himself up onto his horse. "Come on, Mick. Let's ride."