Ethan: What you saw wasn't Lucy.
Brad: But it was, I tell you!
Ethan: What you saw was a buck wearin' Lucy's dress. I found Lucy back in the canyon. Wrapped her in my coat, buried her with my own hands. I thought it best to keep it from ya.
Brad: Did they...? Was she...?
Ethan: What do you want me to do? Draw you a picture? Spell it out? Don't ever ask me! Long as you live, don't ever ask me more.
LA Times Obit ---
Harry Carey, Jr. has died at the age of 91. Over 100 movies and 100 television appearances. Not bad for an old cowboy.
Watching John Ford movies as a kid, I always related to the Harry Carey, Jr. character probably becasue of his age, naiveté and his determination to learn... or sometimes just survive, out on the open plain.
One of the scariest and memorable scenes in movies for me is from The Searchers quoted above. You neve see what happens in the canyon, but the reactions of John Wayne and then Harry Carey, Jr. haunted me more than any monster movie I ever saw.
Here is an interview with Harry Carey, Jr. from The Lone Pine Film Festival a few years back.