“Well, Cotton, look at this, three old men pertendin’ t’be lawmen,” their leader proclaimed, “Perhaps we oughta take these coots t’school…”
He barely finished his sentence when all three “coots” drew their respective weapons, and they found themselves facing two Colts and a very-wicked double-barreled 8 gauge cut-down shotgun. Mac rumbled, “How do, gents?”
Meanwhile, in another century, the MV Martin arrived off Mystic Seaport, Connecticut…
Season VI, Chapter 4, Episode 16:
The first stop for the dogs, the Boardman siblings, Doc McLean, Karen Thayer & Doc Shouse was the Charles W. Morgan, at Chubb’s Warf; she is the last wooden whaling ship left in the world. After the Morgan, the humans thoroughly enjoyed taking in the recreated 19th Century village and of particular interest to Sarah & Andrew was the Boardman Schoolhouse, built in 1765 in the town of Preston, Connecticut and named after one of their ancestors.
The dog-people were patient, this was not all that exciting for them. As a reward, Doc McLean, Karen and Doc Shouse rented a van and took them to Seabrook Point. The humans would enjoy a nice meal (promising to get some “doggie-bags” for the dogs).
The dogs quite happily frolicked up and down the beach, making friends with the many “people-puppies” there.
Andrew & Sarah rented a car and drove to Wethersfield to look at the village their earliest ancestors in America lived for several generations…they even found the privately-owned home of a very-distant cousin, Sam’l Boardman. The home was built about 1769.
“Looks t’me, the ‘coots’ got the drop on these four gunman wannabe’s,” Boomer cracked, “Where you boys from?”
“You got lucky, old man.”
Boomer nudged Pal forward towards the speaker, “And you, boy, underestimated your opponents. That’s a good way to get yourself dead.”
“Gentlemen,” Mac rumbled, “I think these fellas need a little walking. You boys remove your gunbelts and hang ‘em on your saddles and then dismount. We’ll bring your horses and guns to Moosehead City and keep ‘em safe while you spend some quality time afoot.”
“You can’t do that!”
To be Continued...