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DEL GUE
I ain't never seen 'em, but my common sense tells me the Andes is foothills, and the Alps is for children to climb! Keep good care of your hair! These here is God's finest scupturings! And there ain't no laws for the brave ones! And there ain't no asylums for the crazy ones! And there ain't no churches, except for this right here! And there ain't no priests excepting the birds. By God, I are a mountain man, and I'll live 'til an arrow or a bullet finds me. And then I'll leave my bones on this great map of the magnificent...
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DEL GUE
[to Jeremiah at first meeting, when Del was buried up to his neck in sand] No one's passed in front of me. I can't say as to what's gone on behind me.
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DEL GUE
[Del and Jeremiah have run into a Flathead scouting party] He wants to know if you are the great warrior who avenges the crazy women that lives in the Wolf Tail Valley. She's big medicine and you are too, if you be that man.
JEREMIAH JOHNSON
[the Indian begins talking in a very loud voice] Say, why's he yellin'?
DEL GUE
Scared of ya.
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DEL GUE
Jeremiah, maybe you best go down to a town, get outta these mountains.
JEREMIAH JOHNSON
I've been to a town Del.
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JEREMIAH JOHNSON
Del Gue, I don't think this is a good idea.
DEL GUE
He may be a Christian and talk white; but he's still an Indian and his rules is his rules. Now, when this is over you can talk her to Fort Hawley and trade her, but you will get married my friend. Besides, maybe she ain't half bad.
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DEL GUE
[to Jeremiah] You turn down this gift, and they'll slit you, me, Caleb and the horses from crotch to eyeball with a dull deer antler!
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JEREMIAH JOHNSON
Ain't that hair I see on your head, Del?
DEL GUE
I figured that when I depart this life I'd like to leave something behind even if just to be remembered on some man's lodge pole.
JEREMIAH JOHNSON
Sound thinking, Del.
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JEREMIAH JOHNSON
You'll do well, Del; providing you don't get into trouble with all that hair.
DEL GUE
Ain't this somethin'? I told my pap and mam I was going to be a mountain man; acted like they was gut-shot. "Make your life go here, son. Here's where the people is. Them mountains is for Indians and wild men." "Mother Gue", I says "the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world," and by God, I was write. Keep your nose in the wind and your eye along the skyline.
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DEL GUE
Ain't that Hatchet Jack's rifle?
JEREMIAH JOHNSON
Yep. Found him froze to a tree.
DEL GUE
Damn! He was a wild one, old Hatchet Jack. He was livin' two year in a cave up on the Musselshell with a female panther. She never did get used to him.
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DEL GUE
Is it always like this? One at a time?
JEREMIAH JOHNSON
Yep.
DEL GUE
Lucky they were Crow. Apache would have sent fifty at once.