Sarah was thinking how great the daily showers had been in 2012, something people rarely think about the 19th Century. Before she could reply to Chris there was rustling in the brush on their left—both reached for their weapons as they turned to face the sound.
“Deputy Sarah, I am Grey Wolf Silverthorn,” a voice came from the brush…
Season VI, Chapter 2, Episode 18:
“Grey Wolf! You gave us quite a scare,” Sarah placed her Sharps back in it’s scabbard and Chris holstered her revolver.
“We think there are dozens of raiders in the area, but so far they’ve eluded us as we tracked your progress along the road. My scouts tell me there are several burned-out homesteads between Williams’ Station and Danger Bay.”
“How many…” Chris began…
“No one hurt or killed, the homesteaders were warned by my scouts and are being led through the forest to Danger Bay.”
“Oh good,” Chris replied, “I’d hate it if…”
“SILENCE! The crow speaks,” Grey Cloud cocked his head a little. They could hear the “caws” of crows and could make nothing of it.
But to Grey Cloud, the tone and cadence of the calls varied, a code developed by the Eagle Point Ojibwa to communicate with one another, “Many riders coming, they will be here soon!”
The new lawman had just left Grand Marais and was enjoying the ride thus far; every now and again he’d dismount and practice drawing and firing his big Colt .45 “Peacemaker,” and thought he was getting the hang of it. He was lost in thought—for one thing he was wondering if he’d ever get used to the sepia-toned scenery and for another—he never quite finished the thought…
“Riders coming; many riders,” his horse (“Horse?” he thought) whinnied, we are in danger!”
Erik had seen US Marshal McIntyre ride up. Curious, he stepped outside to hear, “Okay fellas, it’s time to ride. Mr. Simpson, I suggest you get ready and make the stockade your shelter if need be. Larry, Boomer, get your horses and Marshal Williams—we gotta ride—NOW!”
“Wait for me, I want to help!”
Soon the six of them were riding over the covered bridge—and into danger—danger like none had ever experienced—EVER!
To be Continued…