Doc Morris refused Old Ma Cody's offer of a drink.
"I need to get out to McGinley's place. I saw Cole earlier, he said I may be needed there... I don't know," he shrugged, in response to the old lady's raised eyebrows, "But I guess I should check the boys."
Anna reacted quickly. "You think Sheriff Cole's going there to get Zeke, don't you?"
"Maybe. He was the only one near you when you got hurt, Anna."
Anna's face reddened with anger. The Doc continued.
"He was at the Prendergast home."
"No!" Anna yelled. "Not Zeke! It's truly not Zeke!"