All this time Minister McGinley hardly moved. He'd sat, incredulous and almost statuesque, as his wife put bullets into floor and wall and Doc Morris; he'd done nothing when Samuel put his own body between Lucy's gun and himself. Only when Lucy swarmed bullets into the night, did he pull Zeke closer to him and pull Samuel down off the desk. Only then did he stand upright and, as far as he could, put his body between his wife and his sons.
He watched, still motionless, as his wife was overcome by Sheriff Cole and tied, screaming to a chair.