"If that gun in your hand moves one more inch, Joshua, I'll be fully justified in killing you. Drop it back into the drawer."
Cole spoke clearly and slowly. There could be no mistake.
McGinley stood, statuesque. It was as if he was trying to come to terms with this situation he found himself in.
A sudden noise from outside the room signalled the entrance of Zeke and Samuel.
"Stand still, boys," Cole barked.
The interruption spurred the Minister into movement. He dropped his gun back in the drawer. The clatter was echoed from outside by another broadside of thunder.