He pushed his sons aside and walked to the prone girl. If anyone made any movement, the barrel of his gun sought them and made them motionless once more.
"No noise. Silence everyone."
Minister McGinley had taken charge.
The clock ticked louder.
The sounds of Clint in another room, the sound of water pouring, noises of clattering of metal and wood, all these intruded into the silence.
His gun roving the room, pointing in turn at each of those there, white spit forming at the corners of his mouth, he whispered loudly to Anna:
"Anna Cody, throw out your demon!"