The cowboy walked up to the bar, ordered a drink, but when he finished his drink and went to leave, he found that his horse had been stolen.
So, the cowboy went back into the bar, handily flipped his gun into the air, caught it above his head without even looking and fired a shot into the ceiling.
“Which one of you sidewinders stole my horse?!” he yelled with surprising forcefulness.
However, no one in the saloon answered.
“Alright, I’m gonna have another beer”, the cowboy said, “and if my horse ain’t back outside by the time I finish, I’m gonna do what I dun in Texas! And I don’t like to have to do what I dun in Texas!”
This time, some of the locals shifted restlessly.
The cowboy, true to his word, had another beer, walked outside, and his horse has been returned to the post.
So, he left the saloon, saddled up and started to ride out of town.
The bartender wandered out of the bar and asked, “Say partner, before you go… what happened in Texas?”
The cowboy turned back and said to the bartender, “I had to walk home”.
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