Mattie Ross: I will see to the money. Who's the best marshall?
Sheriff: Well, I'd have to weigh that. William Waters is the best tracker. He is half Comanche and it is something to see him cut for sign. The meanest is Rooster Cogburn. He is a pitiless man, double tough and fear don't enter into his thinking. He loves to pull a cork. The best is probably L.T. Quinn, he brings his prisoners in alive. Now he may let one slip by now and again but he believes even the worst of men is entitled to a fair shake.
Mattie Ross: Where can I find this Rooster?
Mattie, determined to have Cheney answer for the murder of her father makes her choice of the marshalls.