After a squalai (short) time, the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) gets better from his wounds and we all get into a gawonisgv (talk) about Hicks’ body. I anelvdodi (try) to get them to let me galuyidasdi (chop) off his arms & legs. They all act horrified at my words, but he is not a asgaya (man) anymore, so what is galidastanvhi (wrong) with my gawonisgv (talk)? I do not golisdi (understand) these white men, they are willing to kill for what they want, but not cripple their tsosdidanuwi (enemy)? I anagisdi (go) with Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) to the undertaker’s shack to get some kind of datsvsdv (lights), we awadvdi (find) three lanterns. When we get back, we give them to Wang Peng, Boca & Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man).
As we are readying to anagisdi (go) into the digatoli (eyes), Pinkerton agowati (sees) the Marshal coming towards us on Boothill. When he uninohedi (tells) us this, Boca runs into the other agatoli (eye), Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) & the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) asdawadvsdi (follow). That leaves me with Pinkerton & Wang Peng.
I anagisdi (go) first & awadvdi (find) the sounds of dripping ama (water) & the gawasvgv (scent) of hawiya (meat) gone uyoi (bad). I can also advgi (hear) the sounds of ulasidena galosga (foot falls) ahead of us. China Doll’s tracks have unigisv utsatina (gone away). This cannot be osdv (good).
Udidtlv (farther) in I awadvdi (find) that the earth here has been dulvwisdanelvgi (worked)? Scattered in the earth are usdi (little) pieces of gola (bone). Here I awadvdi (find) more tracks of someone aisvi (walking) around here, guarding? The way opens into a equahigesdodi (larger) space, so I stand up only to get disdayosdi (shot)! It is Boca & he nearly knocked me asleep! Dammit…
As I am recovering from my wounds, a uwoyeni (hand) galosga (falls) onto me & starts to strangle me. Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) comes up to me & tries to alisdelvdi (help) me by attacking the hand. Boca also tries, but they do not do a good job of it, so I gatsagalvdi (rip) it off. Wang Peng heals me from my injuries from Boca’s shot.
Agatisgv (looking) around, I agowadvdi (see) that all of the walls, floor & roof are all dulvwisdanelvgi (worked). I also agowadvdi (see) large sunk spots in the walls. I anagisdi (go) & dig at one of them to agowadvdi (see) if there is another space in here. Boca comes over to alisdelvdi (help). I adanvtesgv (think) he does this from asvnasdiyi (feeling) uyoi (bad) about shooting me. We dig for a short time & do not awadvdi (find) anything.
The Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) starts to usiwasgv (cough) & complaining about the unole (air) in here & leaves, Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) goes with him (we asdawadvsdi (follow)). When I get outside, I agowadvdi (see) the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) & Wang Peng are down by the mule. Wang Peng looks to be doing some kind of nvwoti (medicine) on the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man). I head down with Boca to hagata (look) into the lower cave.
While I am below, I agowadvdi (see) the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) & Wang Peng carrying the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) dynamite up to the upper cave. This cannot be osdv (good). The Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) likes to throw his sticks into where they are not uduladinulistanv (needed). This cannot be osdv (good), whatever he has planned. At this iyuwakodi (time) Coyote catches up to me. This is the same Coyote who lead me to the first group of wendigo I killed with Jack Carter. Boca seems to be usgasdanelvgi (scared) of Coyote. I do not onadv (know) why. After some iyuwakodi (time) Wang Peng & Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) come out leading some kind of wires with him. I leave because I onadv (know) it will be niganayegvna (safe) to be farther away from Boothill. The Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) blows up the hill & causes it to ulosvgi (fall) in on itself.
The Marshal comes up to the Irregulars & gawonisgo (talks) to them for some iyuwakodi (time). He does not hagata (look) happy. After some iyuwakodi (time) he hagata (looks) done & turns away. I adanvtesgv (think) it is iyuwakodi (time) the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) is done blowing things up, so I head back to the group. As I agadvlehisdi (pass) the Marshal, he winks at me. I do not golisdi (understand) this. Does he adanvtesgv (think) I am a bordache? Do I anuwosdi (wear) a asano (dress)? I do not golisdi (understand) these plae faces. Maybe he wants to be my bordache. This is confusing to me & to beat all, I do not adanvtesgv (think) the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) blew up China Doll.
When I get back to the Irregulars, the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) is trying to dulinohelv (tell) me some kind of story about Anitsasgili Nuya (Ghost Rock) being under Boothill & that is the story he is going to dulinohelv (tell) people for why he blew up Boothill. I ask him “Will this not bring prospectors here?” He does not seem to care.
I dulinohelv (tell) him that he blew up Boothill, so he has to pay the fine. I paid the fine when I scalped China Doll. Is this not the law? Again this shows how white men do not honor their agreements. They make these laws, why can they not live by them & honor them?
Just as I am getting on Goga Soquili (Crow Horse), Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man), Pinkerton & Wang Peng all attack Boca for no adanvtedi (reason)! He is beaten asleep & dikanelv (tied) up. I agilvdi (ride) away before they attack me. I head for the Geyatahi Soquili (Mustang) to get myself some help in getting Boca back! Coyote comes with me.
I do not onadv (know) why the Irregulars attacked Boca, but I adanvtesgv (think) maybe it has to do with him not being White. I have agohvi (seen) that Wang Peng has become White. He no longer dunuwa (wears) the clothes of his people. Now he dunuwa (wears) a “cowboy” hat & even those shirts the palefaces like with the shiny buttons? I adanvtesgv (think) the White Irregulars are afraid of us non-Whites.
At Goga Soquili (Mustang), I recruit nine banditos to alisdelvdi (help) get Boca back from the palefaces. I offer them $25.00 each. Me & the Catholics head back up to Boothill… We confront the White Irregulars & get Boca from them & then agilvdi (ride) out to the Galitsode Nidvlenvda Digasawosdi (House of Tears).
When the banditos are leaving Boca with Holliday, they advgi (hear) him say something about the “Devil keeping him alive.” They are now calling him “El Diablo.” I pay them their $25.00.
Holliday spends the next two hours agatisgv (looking) at Boca’s body. He has two old bullet holes in his chest, that go all the way through! It agatiha (looks) like Boca is like the Poker Group… I adanvtesgv (think) I may have to kill him, now that I have atsidelvhvgi (saved) him from the palefaces.