Blame the short guy


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.”

Oh really?”

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?”

Boomer, Daisy & Larry passed 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.

Something had changed

“Oh. My. Goodness!”

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.”

East Grand Forks RR Siding

“I recall suggesting leaving a guard.”

That you did, Master Sergeant, that you did.”

To be Continued...

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17 Responses to Blame the short guy

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    Nice twist on the compartment into where and when and getting a closer looks at my outfit I love the detail….in fact I really love the whole outfit!


    • Jack Boardman says:

      Thanks Chris. We are 21st Century people, and expect certain “comforts.” The buckskin part of your wardrobe is the same basic buckskins my character (wore), Susie, the Ojibwe braves, the Silverthorns and others wear, each modified slightly to not appear the same. I have an entire “wardrobe department” from which to mix & match character outfits. 😀


  2. sgtmajcarl says:

    Where are Collie & I—isn’t this story all about US? 😀


  3. Sarah Cooper says:

    Our clothes are amazing! Love that! And very interesting way to get to “when”.


  4. fluttermatters26 says:

    Methinks thinks FlutterMatters the two with Pith helmets must be spies from the far east group stationed in India or the Queens Guard. Last long they will not for soon they will find their heads frozen by conditions in the Great White North.


    • Jack Boardman says:

      What you DON’T KNOW about the North-West Mounted Police would fill a book, FEATHER-BRAIN! The pith helmet was standard issue for the NWMP in 1874, but most officers found other head-gear to wear as the helmet was impractical.


    • Daisy Boardman says:

      What…a Bird Brain! AR-ROOO!!!


  5. yatters says:

    Enough!” Susie exclaimed
    Oh. My. Goodness!” Susan exclaimed

    Notable but frequently heard words by the Men in Red


  6. Enough??? Ummmm, that’s not something Susie exclaims very often!


  7. Sweet Woman says:

    I loving my gun slingin self LOL..maybe I should gear up like that around here ma get a lil more respect out of the neighbors LOL


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