"I'm just concerned about finding a fellow," said Roger. "The whole thing would hinge on that. The wrong fellow, the wrong result. It has to be someone you can trust, who is heroic, capable, and patriotic. Where do you find such men?"
"Well, Roger," said Plans, "the Agency has resources. We will -- "
Walter Short interrupted.
"Excuse me," he said, louder than Roger had ever heard him speak before. "I know where you can find such a man."
They looked at him.
"There's a man in Arkansas," he said finally. "Strong, tough, smart, capable. A real hero. A genius with guns and in fights. A man who's killed, who's good at it, but who hasn't been made crazy by it and doesn't need to do it. And a man who knows how to get anything done. If you could get Earl working for you, you'd have something. I mean, something."
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