“Perhaps Kidd is looking for a deputy…”


I suppose he wants compensation as well?”

As he shouted “Kill them boys!” Carpenter reached for his gun, but wisely, his wranglers were experienced enough to know to just raise their hands.

Carpenter was stopped cold as Larry had both his Colt .45s out and pointed at his head before ol Sam’l’s hand came within an inch of his gun.

You should maybe reconsider drawing your gun, Mr. Carpenter,” Boomer smiled.

Season VI, Chapter 5 Coldwater Ranch, Episode 11:

Carpenter looked back and saw he would get no support from his wranglers and slumped in his saddle, “Now what? Y’gonna shoot me?”

No, likely not. I do wonder, however,” Boomer was speaking quietly, “how, exactly, you will explain this to your wife—goin’ around telling your men to kill someone—not exactly pro-social. Sooner or later, I expect, she’ll be stopping by to welcome the Coopers.”

Boomer & Larry surprise Carpenter & wranglers on Coldwater Road ©2012 Jack Boardman

“Kin we go now, Mr. Jack?”

Kin we go now, Mr. Jack?” one of the wranglers asked, “We’ll git Sam’l home safe an’ sound.”


Your last name isn’t ‘Jack;’ why’d you tell them that?”

Easy, it’s shorter. And now it IS my last name, Larry. You should consider changing yours.”

Nope—I’ll just enjoy everyone’s inability to spell it.”

Sure enough, when Carpenter arrived home, his wife, Abbie, was “Fixin’ to visit the new folks next door,” and she expected him to come with her.

Abbie Carpenter extracted what happened from Sam'l ©2012 Jack Boardman

When he objected, Abbie, who knew her husband only too well, extracted from him what had happened.

When he objected, Abbie, who knew her husband only too well, extracted from him what had happened. After a twenty-minute scolding, a very contrite Samuel Carpenter escorted Abbie Carpenter to the Coldwater Ranch, where they were warmly greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Cooper. Carpenter would no longer be a problem—considering he was forced to apologize to Mr. Cooper.

In Dreadwood, Erik gave the message of his new situation to Flutters in time for his next flight to Coldwater Ranch, where he gave Big Mac the message, “It appears, Boomer, that you are now a wanted man.”


It appears, Boomer, that you are a wanted man ©2012 Jack Boardman

“Perhaps Kidd is looking for a deputy…”

Perhaps Kidd is looking for a deputy…”

Even better—CRAP!

To be Continued…


About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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12 Responses to “Perhaps Kidd is looking for a deputy…”

  1. Sarah Cooper says:

    A twenty minute scolding! Poor dude!


  2. sgtmajcarl says:

    “Even better—CRAP!”

    DEAL with it! 🙂


  3. Daisy Boardman says:

    The bird’s on the table? Let me know when you cook him and carve him up…Mmmmmm! AR-ROOO!!!


  4. Chris Shouse says:

    LOL Carpenters ego was surely deflated! Yes he definitively deserved it with his blow hard attitude. I hope Erik is safe working for those nasty men!


  5. fluttermatters26 says:

    Methinks thinks Fluttermatters that the brown and white needs to understand that a bird on the table is better than a fire hydrant in the bush!


    • Jack Boardman says:

      As we’ve discussed numerous times…Daisy only sniffs the hydrant news, she doesn’t make the news. 😛


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