So here we have another Paladin,
A down-on-her-luck nice looking young women begs Paladin to take her to San Francisco with the implied result of couple-hood This was before San Francisco became Poop-Town, so it would seem to be a logical thing to ask for. Our hero hesitates. He will give an answer later.
They are trying to ditch some bad guys who are chasing them. Eventually, the bad guys find them and start shooting it out with Paladin. As it turns out, they were ambushed in a spot where a rich young salmon was hole up after being robbed by the bad guys. The young woman finds out that he is rich, so they together take Paladin’s horse and buckboard and hightail it out of there, leaving Paladin with no transportation.
Eventually Paladin dispatches all of the bad guys, uses one of their horses to make it into town, where he meets up with the new couple. They announce to him that they are just that, a couple. Paladin in a clever way effectively thanks the rich young fella for taking the young woman off his hands.
Let’s face it, fellas don’t like this aspect that women. It is bad for them, it is bad for the children, it is bad for society. That is why the Bible states that women should cling to their man. Our hero Paladin hesitated because he wanted to see more. He was right to do so. The test of time did not take long in this case.
Exit question: Should have Paladin warned the rich young man?