Why was Jack Potter nervous in "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky"?

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Jack Potter's nervous because he's unsure of what kind of reaction he's going to get when he rocks up in Yellow Sky with his new bride. The townsfolk have always seen him as a Marshall, as a figure of authority, someone who devotes his life to protecting the law-abiding citizens...

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Jack Potter's nervous because he's unsure of what kind of reaction he's going to get when he rocks up in Yellow Sky with his new bride. The townsfolk have always seen him as a Marshall, as a figure of authority, someone who devotes his life to protecting the law-abiding citizens of Yellow Sky. They've never seem him as the marrying kind, someone who'll settle down with a wife in a home behind a white picket fence. So Potter's understandably more than a little anxious as to how the good people of Yellow Sky will react.

This is all rather ironic, to say the least. Here is a man who'd think nothing of facing down a bank robber, a cattle rustler, or any other kind of dangerous criminal. Yet when it comes to returning home with his new bride, and showing the whole world that he's now a happily-married man, his courage appears to have deserted him.

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