“Sadly, no. He and my brothers perished during a robbery.”
“And you somehow survived?”
“I wasn’t home. I was in Philadelphia visiting my uncle.”
“Did they catch the robbers?”
“They found their bodies.”
They hadn’t heard from Flutters so the marshals continued along the road at a moderate pace with the dogs patrolling the roadside for a diverging scent.
They were some distance behind Kidd & McLintock, who in turn, remained completely unaware they were being followed.
Season VI, Chapter 3 Trackdown, Episode 19:
“The prairie is boring,” Larry said what all were thinking.
“It’s beautiful here, this prairie has it’s own special beauty, but I miss the lake and the forests,” Sarah added.
It wasn’t treeless, there were many tree groves, and plenty of relatively gentle hills to break the monotony. For one who lived in and loved the prairie, the Arrowhead region they’d come from would seem claustrophobic, with it’s dense forests and limited sight lines.
“Why don’t we just ride them down and capture them?” Chris was curious, after all, there were but two fugitives.
“We could try that, I suppose,” Susie replied after a moment, “But they would probably see us long before we got close enough, and their horses would be fresher, and ours, nearly blown. They would be able to easily outrun us and find a place for an ambush.”
That satisfied Chris, for now, “You’re right, I don’t like the thought of an ambush.”
“I think, at least for now, we continue to follow until they settle somewhere. With Flutters’ help, we should know that with plenty of time to make our final plans.”
McLintock figured, rightly, that Kidd had arranged the robbery and murder of his own father and brothers, and briefly considered back-shooting him now—after all, if he’d do that to family—he wouldn’t hesitate to kill a mere partner, “We’ll need help.”
“We will. Expendable help.”
“We need somebody to take the blame for what we’re about to do, after they do our dirty work.”
“Where do you expect to find such people?”
“Perhaps just ahead,” Kidd saw a group of riders approaching.
To be Continued…