To Bear Witness (Episode 6.11)
Executive Producer Norman Macdonnell
Trampas returns to Shiloh from Medicine Bow after being falsely arrested for murder. The Virginian greets him with the remark Were gonna get a terrible reputation if our hands go around gettin themselves arrested for murder. Trampas is surprised that the news has gotten there already to which the foreman replies You werent the only one in town last night.
Tell me something I dont know, retorted the Virginian. Hold up a man at cards and rob him, pursued Mr. Taylor. Oh, the news has got ahead of you! Trampas has been hyeh explainin, has he? said the Virginian with a grin. Was that your victims name? said Mr. Taylor, facetiously. No, it wasnt him that brought the news. Say, what did you do, anyway? So that thing has got around, murmured the Virginian. Well, it wasnt worth such wide repawtin. And he gave the simple facts to Taylor, while I sat wondering at the contagious powers of Rumor. Here, through this voiceless land, this desert, this vacuum, it had spread like a change of weather.