They inspected the cabin and discovered it was in good shape, with thick log walls and windows on all sides, allowing them to cover all directions. In addition trees had been cleared to a distance of fifty yards in all directions around the cabin, giving the defenders a good chance against an attack.
Big Mac ordered the horses and mules to get help and with only a little protest they galloped off.
They would have to break through the forming line of surrounding raiders—will they?
Season VI, Chapter 2, Episode 23:
Deputy AJ turned and fired at the outlaws and to his surprise one fell from his horse. More surprising was the appearance of Daisy and and several other dogs he recognized, and wolves he did not. More surprising still, was the pigeon diving and distracting and the huge bald eagle swooping down on the outlaws.
The combined attack of the dogs, wolves, pigeon and great eagle on the outlaws was over in seconds—only one outlaw (and all four non-sentient horses) survived, the leader, Jason Simmons. The huge bald eagle and the pigeon flew off as the dogs and wolves brought Simmons to Deputy AJ.
A proper reunion was out of the question, no matter how much the tail-wagging Daisy wanted at least a scratch behind the ears from her Beta-AJ, she had to attend to the business at hand, “We must go to Williams’ Station as quickly as possible with our prisoner; there is a secure jail inside the stockade—and People-Dogs Sarah & Chris need us there.”
Led by Pal, the horses & mules galloped past a forming line of raiders some 500 yards from the cabin; the raiders too surprised to react. Besides, to them it was a good sign—their quarry would be on foot.
When they were a safe distance away, they stopped to consider their next move, “Where should we go for help?”
“I’m thinking, Rachel, we have few choices left to us,” Pal knew that all the peace officers were out on the roads, and four of them—they’d left behind at the log cabin, “Suggestions?”
Meanwhile, at the log cabin…
…Things were not looking all that good.
To be Continued…