Friendly Persuasion

Last week, you told my son
he'd go to hell for fighting.

This week you tell Jess to fight.
Whatever's right for Purdy's got
to be right for everybody else?

If you're so hell-bent to fight,
get going!

If it's peace thee wants, Jess Birdwell,
thee won't get it chopping wood.

Did they hurt thy place?
No, Jess.
Just thought I'd ride toward the river,
see how the boys are getting on.

One more man at the fort
won't make a hoot of difference.

If there's any fighting to be done,
I'll do it for both of us.

I'd like to see someone hold out
for a better way of settling things.

They're coming!