Only when Anna sobbed did McGinley hesitate. Suddenly another figure loomed in the doorway. Joshua's eyes strained through the dim light expecting to see something monstrous, but praise be! it was Dempsey, holding her, saying "She's fainted, Doc."
McGinley lowered his pistol.
Watched as the doctor examined it.
Watched a kiss. Cole laugh. Dempsey run out the room.
Watched its eyes flicker open and watched as Doc Morris said "Guess you'll be fine now, too."
She'll be fine. But her soul won't.
He raised the pistol again.
"Get away from the child," he boomed. "I have God's work to perform."