Meanwhile—in an heretofor undisclosed location… “Nice outfit Boomer, but you’re not dressed quite right…”
“What’s the matter with my outfit? Cujo herself helped me pick it out.”
“It’s not what a ‘hogger’ wears.”
“I’m not a hogger, Larry.”
“Cujo also designed another outfit for you.”
“Yes,” Larry smiled, “Okay, Cujo—NOW would be good.”
WELL—GENTLE READER—It appears Cujo did create another outfit for Boomer…
Introducing “Assistant-Hogger Boomer!”
Now—as for the “heretofor undiscosed location…”
Season 8—Chapter 5—New Adventure—Episode 2:
A few moments later—in the Parlor car… Boomer, Daisy & Larry were passing through the Parlor Car, “Where did you come from?”
“Our quarters, Chris.”
“I was visiting the horses and was just in the car—the door to your quarters was open and you weren’t in there, Boomer.”
“You haven’t told them, have you?” Daisy arfed.
“Where were you?”
“It’s not exactly ‘where,’ Chris—it’s ‘when.’ Daisy Larry & I were in my 21st Century quarters. I’ve been meaning to tell you, and I would have—had Larry not pressed me into service as an assistant-hogger.”
“That’s right—blame the short guy.”
“If the overalls fit, Larry…”
“Enough!” Susie exclaimed, “You two can bicker later. Where were you in the 21st Century?”
“Upstairs, follow along into the forward quarters car,” Larry grinned as they started through the door. Just inside the door of the quarters car there was a narrow door on the right—it looked like a door to a storage closet.
Larry opened the door revealing a staircase leading up—to when. Larry Boomer and Daisy continued on to the locomotive and everyone else ascended the stairs.
“Oh. My. Goodness!” Susan exclaimed.
Meanwhile—near East Grand Forks, Minnesota… Inspector Robert Erik MacIntyre of the Canadian North-West Mounted Police was on a mission to recruit help for a planned operation in Western Canada—American help—and along with his small headquarters contingent was now stranded.
It seems that while they were having breakfast in town, their railroad field-office car had been disconnected from the train and left on the rail siding, “Well lads, it appears the railroad pirate René LaFitte has done it again!”
“So it appears, Robbie m’lad,” Master Sergeant Murphy Yatkov said quietly, so only the inspector could hear, “I recall suggesting leaving a guard.”
“That you did, Master Sergeant, that you did.”
To be Continued...
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