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WOODROW CALL
You ever get tired o' loafin' I reckon you can get a job waitin' on tables.
GUS MCCRAE
Oh, I had a job waitin' tables once. S' on a riverboat. I wasn't no older than Newt, there, but I hadda give it up.
NEWT
How come?
GUS MCCRAE
Well I was, too young and pretty and the whores wouldn't let me alone.
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WOODROW CALL
...and if that ain't bad enough you got all them Greek words on there, too.
GUS MCCRAE
I told you, Woodrow, a long time ago it ain't Greek, it's Latin.
WOODROW CALL
Well what does it say in Latin? [Gus blusters some gibberish] For all you know it invites people to rob us.
GUS MCCRAE
Well the first man comes along that can read Latin is welcome to rob us, far as I'm concerned. I'd like a chance t' shoot at a educated man once in my life.
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WOODROW CALL
[after burying Gus by the stream in Texas] Well, Gus; there you go. I guess this will teach me to be more careful about what I promise people in the future.
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NEWT
Captain, can I go with you down to the river next time you go? I believe I'm gettin' old enough.
WOODROW CALL
You get old quick, sittin' out here on the porch, talkin'. Best go on to bed.
NEWT
It's still early, Captain.
WOODROW CALL
You go on to bed now, like I told you to.
GUS MCCRAE
Now, why did you do that? Best chance the boy's got at a education is listenin' to me talk.
WOODROW CALL
What kinda education is that?
GUS MCCRAE
You think he'll learn more shovelin' horse poop for you?
WOODROW CALL
I shoveled my share of it, it ain't hurt me none.
GUS MCCRAE
Well, it's fine with me if that's how you wanna make your fortune.
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BLUE DUCK
[Call is looking at Blue Duck in jail] I hear you brought you stinkin' old friend to watch my hangin'.
WOODROW CALL
He'd have enjoyed it.
BLUE DUCK
I should've killed him when I had a chance.
WOODROW CALL
I'd have killed you for it.
BLUE DUCK
[laughing] I stole horses, burned farms, killed men, raped women and stole children all over your territory and until today, you never even got a good look at me! I don't think you would've killed me. Rangers! I 'spect I'll kill a passel of you yet.
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WOODROW CALL
[grave-side] Well there ya are, Augustus. I guess this'll teach me to be more careful about what I promise in the future.
GRAVE MARKER
UVA UVAM VIVENDO VARIA FIT
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REPORTER
They say you're a man of vision. Is that true?
WOODROW CALL
[flashing back to all that has gone on]
REPORTER
Captain Call?
WOODROW CALL
A man's vision, you say. Yeah. Hell of a vision...
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WOODROW CALL
[after handing the gun to Newt] It is better to have that and not need it, then to need it and not have it.
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WOODROW CALL
I guess it's our fault, we shoulda shot sooner.
AUGUSTUS 'GUS' MCCRAE
I don't want to start thinking, Woodrow, about all the things we that shoulda done for this good man.
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GUS MCCRAE
[Coming upon the sodbusters killed by Dan Suggs] I'god, a man could get rich in the grave digging business around here. Pea, you ought to get a long shovel.
PEA EYE PARKER
I don't think I'd want to do that.
WOODROW CALL
This is a bad bunch we're after.
NEWT
Gus, Jake wouldn't have nothin' to do with something like this!
GUS MCCRAE
Jake's always been a drifter Newt. Any wind can blow him.