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. It’s the least we can do for Marshal Angus. You find the bastards who did this—that will be payment enough.”
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“That’s a large amount of money for you and the village to absorb,” Sarah protested.
“Do you think I would charge the village full price? I’m selling the supplies at my cost, less 10% as my personal contribution. Now you and your friends go get them fellas who killed Angus!”
“We will, Mr. Swenson. Chief Deputy Blackmon is leading the search, and I really wouldn’t want her tracking me.”
The entire gaggle of marshals met south of Grand Marais on the road that would one day in the future become US Route 61, and later, Minnesota Highway 61. With Daisy and PepperCooper periodically going off into the adjacent forest using their renowned olfactory senses to search for any sign of their quarry breaking off the trail. PepperCopper is half-basset hound, so his nose-sense is second only to his best friend Daisy (he’s also half border collie and sometimes irritates Daisy by trying to herd her). Buttons would sometimes go with them, but mostly she remained riding comfortably with Chris.
Ben & Alice, too, went off into the woods taking turns with Daisy & Pepper—their noses were nothing to sneeze at, either—being hunting dogs, y’know.
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 were tracks everywhere, the crime scene had been nearly obliterated by the people who found Angus and ultimately brought his body back to Grand Marais.
It appeared hopeless…
To be Continued…