Altogether, a perilous day!


Ralph Crenshaw and Willie McCallum were from Alabama by way of Texas and the Civil War, just didn’t cotton to all them damn Nigra cowboys allowed to wrangle longhorns down there in Texas. They’d heard that the Dakota Territory was populated by Scandinavians and Injuns and were more than a little surprised to see that big buck walk into the saloon…

Season VI, Chapter 4 Predators and Victims, Episode 10:

Wal, Ralphie, lookie what we got-year, a big buck preeetendin’ t’be a cowboy.”

Big Mac entered Murdo Saloon ©2012 Jack Boardman

“Wal, Ralphie, lookie what we got-year, a big buck preeetendin’ t’be a cowboy.”

Ah thought folks up this way knew better’n ta allow Nigras out by theyselves, Willie, steada tendin’ ta th’ farmin’.”

Hey, barkeep, ain’cha gonna chase this-year Nigra outta here? You don’t allow them in year, doya?”

The barkeep remained quiet and hoped that somehow he’d get home this day—alive.

Big Mac smiled and then burst into laughter, his deep laugh echoing through the saloon. Willie and Ralph just sneered as they reached for their pistols, “Boy? You dead awready, you jest too stupid t’know it.”

Tom and Dreadwood Town Marshal Iver Johannsen approached Tom’s small ranch, “I don’t understand why anybody do this, Marshal, it just ain’t right.”

Ambush ©2012 Jack Boardman

“I don’t understand why anybody do this, Marshal, it just ain’t right.”

It sure ain’t, Tom. We’ll take a look around and then when Frank gets here with the wagon, take the boys back to town. They were good, honest fellas; it’s a damn shame is what it is.’

They didn’t see the men on both sides of the road—until the men began shooting. Tom and Marshal Johannsen didn’t stand a chance…

Boomer was on the ground and not moving, Chris, Buttons and Daisy rushed his side, with Daisy nudging him with her nose—but there was no response.

Chris rushed to Boomer ©2012 Jack Boardman


AR-ROOO!!! AR-ROOO!!! AR-ROOO!!!” Daisy bayed, and fearing for the worst, let out the death bay, just as the beagles had for for Hunter in the 21st Century, “AR-ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Chris quickly grabbed her medical bag and knelt down beside him. Boomer was still breathing, but unresponsive. It didn’t look good.

Daisy silently called to her big sister, “Cujo, I need you!”

But Cujo didn’t hear her…

To Be Continued…


About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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12 Responses to Altogether, a perilous day!

  1. sgtmajcarl says:

    I’ve NEVER heard such language before [sarcasm]. Are you going to make me kill those two fools for that?


    • Jack Boardman says:

      I read your email about that fuel-stop in Mississippi YIKES…’nuff said. As for the other…like everyone else, you must wait until Monday! 😉


  2. Another Friday cliffhanger!! An hombre down and unresponsive??? Ah, the plight of so many wives. Snark snark!!


  3. Sarah Cooper says:

    Too many cliffhangers!


  4. yatters says:

    Seems like a good time to be in the undertaker business?


  5. Daisy Boardman says:

    Oh….nooooooooo! You are NOT writing yourself out of the stories…are you Alpha-Jack? AR-ROOOO!!!


  6. Ahh poor Daisy..Jack yu best give her extra biscuits this weekend..putting her through this!!! :)) have a good one!


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