“Why are you smiling?”


Somewhere near the Kansas-Nebraska border… “I’m getting tired of the scenery,” Larry Yatkowsky groused, “Please tell me why we’re here again.”

Big Mac smiled.

Season VI—Chapter 8—Wyatt Earp, Episode 2:

Mac and Larry on the trail ©2012 Jack Boardman

“Why are you smiling?”

Why are you smiling?”

The reason we are here, or at least—where we are going, Wichita—we’re scheduled to be ambushed and killed there by Wyatt Earp.”

I shouldn’t have asked.”

But you did.”

Crap. He seemed like such a nice fellow, too.”

Near the Dakota-Nebraska border… Daisy, Boomer, Hickok, and the Derby brothers were riding towards their ultimate destination: Wichita, Kansas, “What are we gonna do there?”

We’re going to take sides against US Marshal Carl McIntyre and his lackey, Deputy US Marshal Larry Yatkowsky, Bobby.”

Boomer Hickok & Company on the trail ©2012 Jack Boardman

“Okay. Who will be with us?”

Okay. Who will be with us?”

St. Louis District US Marshal Adrian Pettifogger and Wyatt Earp.”

I’ve heard of him—hear-tell he’s tough,” Richard Derby smiled, “A good feller t’have on yer side.”

Them marshals, the ones we’re agin, are they tough?”

They have me a bit worried,” Hickok said with a tone suggesting understatement, “I’m taking this very seriously; especially with Earp on their side.”

On the road to Murdo, Dakota Territory… Marshal Blackmon, Jay Cooper and Sam Carpenter were headed for town—Blackmon had heard that corrupt, deposed former Sheriff Bulgebottom was back in town and figured now was as good a time as any to politely ask him to move on.

Blackmon Cooper & Carpenter on the road to Murdo ©2012 Jack Boardman

…to politely ask him to move on.

You know, we’ve got to make it permanent, Marshal, we need to have an election for the sheriff’s job,” Carpenter knew that they could only hold the law-enforcement duties until a new sheriff was selected, “We need to talk to the town council.”

You’re right, Carpenter. You go find the council members and the mayor, Jay and I will chat with Philistine Bulgebottom.”

He won’t go easily,” Jay though out loud.

At Coldwater Ranch… Doc Shouse had been monitoring the telegraph room in the hidden lower level of the Coldwater ranch house, when she heard a most distressing message coming from Wichita, and responded to from the telegraph office in Murdo. She quickly wrote down the gist of both the message and the reply, “Sarah! You gotta read this!”

Sarah quickly read the messages, “Oh no!”

Meanwhile, somewhere on the Nebraska prairie…

Kidd was on the same trail as AJ ©2012 Jack Boardman

Kidd was on the same trail as AJ

To be Continued…

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6 Responses to “Why are you smiling?”

  1. I’m smiling thinking Marshal Blackmon is really hoping to find Sheriff Bulgeinthefront….. NOT Sheriff Bulgebottom.


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