“Take your time and quietly get in easy rifle range. When you’re in position, use the signal mirrors and flash one time. When you see the rest of us move into their range, then and only then pick your targets and open fire.”
Kidd had selected the leader of each six-man team carefully—both were veterans of the War and had done this maneuver many times.
It was all over in seconds—all but two of the ambushers were dead, and the two remaining would soon face justice—Dreadwood-style.
Season VI, Chapter 4 Predators and Victims, Episode 17:
The two survivors were convicted for their crime long before they arrived back in Dreadwood, the trial lasted all of an hour, and within an hour after the “trial” both were placed into a wooden coffin and buried six feet beneath the ground.
Marshal Kidd’s reputation as a lawman grew with each telling of the tale, and McLintock, the new ranch owner, was praised for supplying most of the men of the posse that brought justice to the killers of Marshal Iverson. No one figured out that both the posse AND the killers worked for McLintock—the killers “expendable,” just as McLintock had said to Kidd.
Erik, after securing the building for Susan—and after some thought about how he could best serve their operation—decided to offer his accounting services to Miller & Blot, and the attorneys very-quickly accepted that offer. Erik secured a room at the Plainsman Hotel.
Susan wrote a letter to her step-sons telling them she was opening a “Seven Tables Restaurant” in Dreadwood and that she didn’t expect to return to Williams’ Station for some time. She set up living quarters upstairs of the restaurant and set about getting the the place open for business.
Camp Coldwater was becoming the Coldwater Ranch, a perfect cover for the marshals to keep tabs on Kidd & McLintock.
A tall stranger rode into Murdo after days on the road. He was seeking someone—someone he’d been told to find—and take care of. He didn’t know where the place was, other than it was near this town.
He figured the best place to find out would be the saloon, “Can any of you fellas tell me where the Coldwater Ranch is? I’m looking for someone.”
To be Continued…