Deadwood!

Deadwood Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 13—Adventure 11—Deadwood! Episode 1—Scene 1… Aboard the Adventure Train… The Adventure Train neared its destination and would soon stop long enough for the humans, horses, and canines—OH! Let’s not forget Flutters—depart to a more 19th Century mode of travel.

Adventure Train neared its destination ©Jack BoardmanThe Adventure Train neared its destination

“At LAST!” Debra exclaimed, “We’re ending this frightening amusement park ride!”

“Where does the train go now?”

“No ‘where,’ really,” Chris replied, “But ‘when’ is more correct explanation. It will remain right here in a slightly different time until we need it again.”

“You’ll get the hang of it,” Linda added, “It took me a while to adapt to train travel.”

“When we debark from the train, I want Pepper and Buttons to head-up the canine operations,” Mac said, “Your two groups will scout all around the town. Divide up as you see fit and use Flutters to communicate with us.”

Pepper and Buttons both stood just a bit taller with their new responsibilities—and took their assignment very seriously, but without any sense of superiority over the others. They were natural leaders and would not lord their positions over the others.

Episode 1—Scene 2… The town of Deadwood… It was early in the day when they rode into Deadwood—Jimmy Hickok felt a shiver when he spotted the Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon where his ancestor would die.

The time travelers arrived in Deadwood ©Jack BoardmanIt was early in the day when they rode into Deadwood

The only people out and about were the blacksmith and the town marshal, “G’mornin’ folks, you’re out and about early. I’m Marshal Will Hutchins.”

“Morning, Marshal,” Mac replied, “We heard there was gold in them hills.”

“There is,” he replied, “If you know where to look. Most don’t—and they don’t stick around long.”

“That’s true enough. We’ve done pretty well already north of here about thirty miles. We’re looking to bank most of it—and gamble-away the rest.”

“Yeah,” Jimmy Hickok added, ironically, “Just so long as we don’t draw aces and eights.”

“You have a marshal’s badge on your carriage?”

“Yup. I’ve done a good bit of marshaling in my time,” Hickok grinned, “And I expect to again when our luck runs out.”

“I know the truth of that statement,” Hutchins agreed, “You folks can find lodging just down the street above the bank.”

“You can stable your horses at my place,” The blacksmith said, “Name’s Farkleberry, and I charge a ten dollars a day.”

“Fair enough. Farkleberry? I know a Farkleberry back in Minnesota.”

“I have a cousin there—in a place called Danger Bay.”

“Small world—that’s where I’m from,” Mac grinned, “A small world indeed.”

To be CONTINUED…

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“Now THAT’S SCARY!”

Past Time Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 13—Adventure 10—Episode 9, Scene 1… Wolvenmoot… The Canine Knights of the Realm were gathered to consider new inductees into their number… Continue reading

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“I have a bullet with his name on it.”

Past Time Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 13—Adventure 10—Episode 8, Scene 1… Danger Bay Jail… “I killed him!” Chris exclaimed, “Didn’t I?”

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James Butler ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok III returns

Past Time Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 13—Adventure 10—Episode 7, Scene 1… Danger Bay Jail… While the rest of the Rootin-Tootinist Posse remained outside, Wyatt & Chris delivered the outlaws to the city marshal’s jail cells. Much to their surprise, they found Debra and Joey serving as City Marshal & Deputy City Marshal, respectively, “What? How?”

Wyatt & Chris delivered the outlaws ©Jack Boardman“What? How?”

“Wyatt, right?” Debra replied, “We were dragged into 1873 quite by surprise—and they made us an offer we couldn’t refuse.”

“As we were quite broke,” Joey added, “And Debra called ‘dibs’ on marshal first!”

“Welcome to the world of 19th Century law enforcement,” Chris said, “no ‘Mirada’ warning required.”

“And that’s a GOOD thing?” Joey asked, “I really HATE to rely on liars—er—lawyers to save my butt!”

“Not necessarily a good thing,” Wyatt replied, “As a multi-century lawman I know it’s easier to get a conviction in the 19th Century. Hanging an innocent person is wrong in any century. There are no do-overs.”

“I can’t argue with that,” Joey conceded, “But still…”

“’But still’ my flat-brimmed hat,” Wyatt interrupted Joey, “Just because you’re a bit of a hell-raiser, doesn’t mean all lawyers are liars—just the ones who managed to hassle you? C’mon, we have some fine attorneys in Moosehead County, the folks at Lepus and Jones have had a lot of success defending hell-raisers just like you. Remember them the next time you run afoul of the law DEPUTY MARSHAL!”

“I surrender, Wyatt, dammit!”

“There’s a stagecoach pulling-up outside,” Debra heard the tell-tale sound made by a coach, “There are none scheduled.”

Moments later… a long-haired fellow dressed in buckskins over a bright red vest and a gentleman’s white shirt with a string-tie ambled in, “James Butler ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok—as I live and breathe—it’s been a long time!”

“Wyatt Earp!” Hickok (more precisely James Butler Hickok, the Third, Great-Great-Grandson of the famous Wild Bill (by an illicit affair with a Deadwood, South Dakota preacher’s wife), “It’s been way too long!”

Wild Bill Hickok arrived at the Jail ©Jack Boardman“It’s been way too long!”

“It certainly has,” Wyatt agreed, “Are you back in Moosehead County to stay?”

“Yes,” Hickok replied, “Cujo dragged me here to help you out—she said my fast guns will come in handy.”

“We’re trying to learn why most of the good citizens of the county have disappeared—there seems to be no explanation.”

“She told me to tell you it is because of someone she referred to as ‘the Crow Rider’ has returned.”

“I killed him!” Chris exclaimed, “Didn’t I?”

To be CONTINUED…

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“Joey doesn’t like me being the boss.”

Past Time Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 13—Adventure 10—Episode 6, Scene 1… On the road to Danger Bay… Mac and the rest of the Rootin-Tootinist Posse continued their journey to Danger Bay with the intent of incarcerating the remaining seven outlaws.

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“Welcome to your new home, gentlemen”

Past Time Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 13—Adventure 10—Episode 5, Scene 1… Town Marshal’s office… “Here’s what I’d like to offer you,” Silverthorn grinned, “City Marshal’s pay is $200.00 per month, and the Chief Deputy’s pay is $195.00 per month. In addition, we’ll throw in a half-month’s pay today if you accept the offer.”

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“You’re not suggesting…”

Past Time Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 13—Adventure 10—Episode 3, Scene 1… On the road to Danger Bay… The Rootin-Tootinist Posse were warned by Flutters of the approach of eleven outlaws and Boomer immediately had the posse form a battle-line in the grass in a wide spot along the road.

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Yes—GENTLE READER—Flutters is BACK!

Past Time Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 13—Adventure 10—Past Time Danger Bay, Episode 2, Scene 1… Inside Silverthorn’s… “My husband has failed to introduce me, I’m Abedabun¹, or in English, Dawn, wife of James, and the boss, here, “Can you tell me how our descendants are doing?”

Joey and Debra inside Silverthorn’s ©Jack Boardman“My husband has failed to introduce me…” Continue reading

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“I hope they arrive.”

Past Time Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 13—Adventure 10—Past Time Danger Bay, Episode 1, Scene 1… Moosehead City… As our heroes rode into Moosehead City—they found it deserted of all beings, save for those six-feet under the headstones in the town cemetery, “This is really spooky!”

19th Century Moosehead City was deserted ©Jack Boardman“This is really spooky!”

“Yes. it is, Linda,” Ralph agreed, “Maybe they’re all inside.” Continue reading

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Adventure’s End—Loose Ends

County Attorney Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 13—Adventure 9—County Attorney—Episode 9—Scene 1…Lepus & Jones’ office… AJ Hammar found the entire population of Lepus and Jones present when he returned, “Well, Andrew Jackson,” Brian Lepus greeted the newest member of the firm, “How did you judges’ inquisition go?”

“They accepted me.”

“Wonderful, AJ,” Melissa Ames grinned, “Now let’s get to work!”

And get to work is exactly what they did

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