A West Virginian has a way of communicating, the relaxed body, the soft drawl, the smiling face, and the eyes—during the entire conversation Jay’s eyes never wavered from the stable owner’s eyes, “These horses and that mule have carried us all the way from Dakota. They’re wanting the best of care and I’m sure they’ll get that?”
Simplus’ quickly noted how the Coopers carried their Colts, and the implication left unsaid, “Yassir, they—they’ll git th’ best care.”
“I kinda reckoned so.”
As the others walked past the Marshal’s Office, they saw Earp talking with a young cowboy. He looked up as they passed—Chris was absolutely sure he gave her a quick wink.
She was right.
Season VI—Chapter 9—Range War, Episode 1:
Inside the train station in Wichita, Kansas…US Marshal Carl McIntyre, Deputy US Marshals Jack “Boomer” Boardman and Larry Yatkowsky, Andrew Boardman, Daisy and Randolph Kidd, watched the passengers leave and the passengers boarding the train.
In particular, they were watching to see if Saint Louis District Marshal Adrian Pettifogger boarded the train—he did not.
“Okay, fellas, lets go find the marshal,” Mac rumbled, “It’s time he retired. Randy, Andrew, it’s also time to swear you in as deputies.”
“Yes, Mr. Kidd, you.”
Mac swore them in quickly and handed them each a badge. After that was completed, Boomer took Mac aside, “Mac, why did you deputize Kidd? He’s wanted back home for murder.”
“That’s true, but history has already recorded that he was never brought back to Moosehead County.”
“It also mentions Kidd as a Deputy US Marshal in Kansas.”
“The rest of his story is yet to come—there is no further mention—yet.”
Meanwhile, several miles outside of Wichita (cue B-Western ominous music)…
A gang of riders left Remington McCulloch’s ranch heading for Wichita with the Painted Lady Saloon and a little drinking, gambling, and womanizing in mind…
And on the other side of Wichita, a gang of riders left William Jones’ ranch heading for Wichita with the Painted Lady Saloon and a little drinking, gambling, and womanizing in mind…
To be Continued…