Monthly Archives: April 2012

Beans for dinner

Previously: “…You’ve been reading too many dime novels, probably by that hack Edward Judson.” “Who?” “He writes as ‘Ned Buntline.’ An outlandish liar and teller of tall tales.” “You mean?” “Pure lies and exaggeration,” Kidd snorted. He was gazing off … Continue reading

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Pigeon. It’s what’s for dinner

Previously: When the marshals returned to camp, they instructed Flutters to find and follow the fugitives—from a safe distance—and report back in two days. If Larry FlutterMatters could smile, he would have; he had grown tired of all the attention … Continue reading

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De Smet, Dakota Territory

Previously: Continuing Southwest, they passed through Cold Spring, Spicer, Wilmar, Clara City, Granite Falls, Cottonwood, to several miles outside of Marshal, where the trail turned West. The terrain turned slowly to prairie, gone were the towering white pine and red … Continue reading

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More than 600 miles…

Previously: Switching people between the two groups, save for Blackmon, who remained with the scouts, and Susan who was the best muleteer, they continued using this tactic and they progressed very rapidly. Their quarry made a significant mistake, they accidentally … Continue reading

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Tracking!

Previously: Only Clem & Chuck’s long experience as cowboys kept them from being thrown as they dodged tree-limbs on their twenty-minute high-speed involuntary exploration of the forest. Shortly after, the humans awoke, made coffee, and while the fire was burning … Continue reading

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BUTTONS!

Previously: The two continued on the road for a half-mile or so and then entered the forest. Leading their horses, they moved very quietly until they were about 50 yards from the campsite, “Get ready, Chuck, we’ll mount up and … Continue reading

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Getcher gun out

Previously: At the Man O’War Pub they learned that a “stop order” had been sent to St. Louis by Jonathan Spenser a week or two ago, but by then they were already in or at least approaching the Lower Landing … Continue reading

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Clem Reed & Chuck Dayton

Previously: All the dog-people were led to the closest horse-leavings, and all permanently memorized the scent. Although with the dogs working both sides of the road allowing for a much faster pace, they would soon have to stop for the … Continue reading

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Horseshoe

Previously: Around noon they came to the scene of Angus’ murder, found by PepperCooper. Blackmon and Mac went there with only PepperCooper and Daisy, hoping there was still something remaining to provide a clue as to who was responsible. There … Continue reading

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On the trail

Previously: Fensterwald, counting his blessings—yet again, would indeed be on the next steamer departing Grand Marais. “That much?” Sarah repeated. “We can’t spare the people to help you, Deputy, so the town of Grand Marais is paying for your supplies. … Continue reading

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