“My 1873 hair finally made it to 2012.”
“I’m still short—Dammit!” Larry groused, “How come you got a new face and jacket, Chris?”
Boomer and Susie just exchanged bemused glances and Erik was busy scribbling notes.
“Saddle-up everyone, Cujo seems to think we gotta go into town, to Silverthorn’s Café. We’ve been missing for four weeks and some are becoming concerned.”
“Someone actually missed Larry?”
Season VI, Chapter 2, Episode 5:
The only car available was Susie’s vintage Range Rover, so with Susie and Sarah occupying the two seats in front, the rest had ride in the open back.
Medlar Farkleberry had rebuilt the engine and added a supercharger, after all—it was to be used as a police interceptor—and the Marshal was unafraid to put the pedal to the metal.
To say it was a rollicking-ride would be a bit of an understatement, and curiously enough after months of relatively sedate speeds—everyone in back was hanging on and smiling. Except Chris, “Faster, Susie, faster!”
There was no room to park in front of Silverthorn’s Café as it appeared there was a cop-convention going on inside, so Susie did what any self-respecting cop would do—she parked facing the wrong way on the other side of the street.
Cob Pettigrew the Port of Danger Bay’s Harbormaster and chief of the Harbor Patrol quickly went inside and by the time Susie crossed Silverthorn Avenue/Historic US 61, he had returned with a mug of Silverthorn’s North Woods roast coffee, “Nice to see you, Stringbean, you’re late for our meeting—again.”
“Good morning Short-Snort, miss me?”
“You were gone?”
Pettigrew, Lieutenant Hiram Silverthorn, Jr. chief of the Eagle Point Tribal Police Department and Moosehead County Sheriff Todd McCoy met daily at Silverthorn’s to share information, and Town Marshal Susie Blackmon had been absent for four weeks.
“I take it things have been quiet.”
“Of COURSE things have been quiet—you’ve been gone!” Pettigrew’s voice changed to a rumbling laugh.
To be Continued…