“I’m beholden to ya, Sheriff.” She said as the sheriff waxed poetic upon the drunken cowboy’s head.
“Ah, aint nothin’, maam! Just doin’ ma job.”
“Well, sir, if ‘ins ya hadn’t dropped in when ya did, this feller may have ended up in a lot worse shape! I’m much obliged. Yes sir, my obliged indeed!”
“The pleasure is all mine, Miss Mae!”
“So, if you’d like to come back ’round a little later this evenin’ I can show how truly appreciative I am…”
Miss Mae turned and walked back into the brothel with her head held high.
The cowboy smiled! “That worked out jus ya planned it, huh, boss?”