Plot Summary[edit | edit source]
Dwight started the topic and asked Silas Greaves about his part in taking down the Daltons. Ben cut in the conversation, saying that he was among the vigilantes who took up arms and witnessed the demise of the brothers. In his simplified version, all Daltons were killed on spot in the bank.
Dwight did not agree, and recounted what he read in his Dime Novel, in which Silas was portrayed as a hero: it was high noon, in a posse set up by U.S. marshals, the Daltons were besieged from the building opposite of the bank. To break the stalemate, Silas singlehandedly inflitrated the bank through the rooftop by jumping from a water tower. In the end, all Daltons and their henchmen were eliminated and Silas ended up victorious.
But this version was not approved by Silas himself. According to Silas, the actual battle took place in early evening, and the Daltons were in fact successful in robbing the bank as the U.S. marshals were so very incompetent. They were on their way to escape. Silas chased them and defeated gangsters who were relatives of Daltons. As a last resort, the Daltons used a rolling trap but failed, although it indeed delayed Silas and allowed two Daltons, Bob and Grat, to escape. The youngest of Daltons, Emmett, stayed behind to cover the back, was shot 23 times but survived.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Ben's version, Silas' involvement is not even mentioned. Most likely, the perspective was from Ben himself or a random vigilante. If so, Ben's visualization shall be the only part in the game in which the player is not controlling Silas Greaves.
Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]
- The name of the chapter is mostly after They Called me Doc, a 2010 novel about legendary gunslinger Doc Holliday.