“He sent you to kill Brigham Young, and you double-crossed him.” Poe saw truth-induced hesitation in the other man’s face, so he kept going. “You were supposed to kill Clemens, too, or at least capture him, but Rockwell and the Ambassador were serendipitous.”
Hickman stared sullenly at the line of scarabs.
“He means catching Rockwell and Armstrong was just plain dumb luck,” Sam Clemens interpreted.
“Thank you, Mr. Clemens,” Poe said.
“I was raised in Missouri,” Clemens grinned. “I speak idiot.”