[Clay and Herk are preparing to whip a criminal]
Herk Lamson : See that anthill at your feet, Clay? Ants are sure partial to open wounds.
Clay McCord : How many lashes do you figure he'll need?
Herk Lamson : Well, it all depends. The last man I whipped took 80 lashes before he turned obligin'. 'Course, if Mr. Cowan is going to be stubborn, we'll just have to leave it up to the ants to change his nature.