Quotation by Frank S. Nugent

These people, they smile at me and show their teeth. But, but it's the eyes that bite. I have not seen the back of anyone's head since I came here. Their eyes are all over my body like, like dirty fingers. I think they would turn their backs, I would leap upon them and my flesh would have to be washed off like filth. You should not have brought me here. I do not belong with these people.... How could I know I would come back to this. For five years with the Comanches my eyes never saw a tear. Now they see the silent questions: How many mestizo children carry her blood in their veins? Why didn't I kill myself?
Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Elena de la Madriaga (Linda Cristal), Two Rode Together, telling Guthrie McCabe (James Stewart) how badly she's been treated by the white settlers who are looking for family members captured by the Comanches (1961).

Based on the novel Comanche Captives by Will Cook.
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