"I heard horses, Lucy!" The words battered the door, loud and aggressive. "What'n hell's happening, for Christ's sake?"
Cole looked at O'Donohue and Sherman, bemused. It was the first time he'd heard Minister McGinley's voice raised in anger.
Lucy McGinley's eyes widened further, her hands clasped one another over her heart. It was obvious to Cole she wanted to reply, but something held her back. He looked quickly at the boys. Samuel's eyes frantically darted from one to another. Zeke's smile disappeared and he spoke.
"We got visitors, Pa."
A key turned a lock and the door handle slowly moved.