About the same time—aboard the “Adventure Train”…
“Is that a computer?” Jay asked—a bit surprised by this turn of events, as was everyone else.
“It sure looks like one—or a television,” Chris added.
“It is both,” a doggish voice chimed-in. It was Cujo smiling her trademark crooked grin, “What you have to do here is dangerous and some of you may not return—the least I could do is provide modern comforts.”
“NOT RETURN?” Sarah asked what all were thinking.
“Some things I cannot control. If anyone wants out, now is the time. You may leave without shame or consequence.”
Season 8—Chapter 5—New Adventure—Episode 4:
Continuing our story—aboard the “Adventure Train”… They mulled that over, each in his or her own way. It really didn’t take long; it was clear that why they were in the past was important or Cujo would not have called them there, “I’m in,” Susan was the first to make the decision and the others nodded in agreement.
“You’ll be arriving in East Grand Forks in roughly three hours where you will be met by a contingent of the North-West Mounted Police Susie, they were stranded by the theft of their locomotive. They will ask for your help. That’s as much as I can tell you; you either agree to help them, or you don’t.” And with that, Cujo disappeared.
Meanwhile—Larry, Larry, Boomer and Daisy in Loco 01… were enjoying the ride, the locomotive operating on full-auto. Hogger Larry took this opportunity to tell what he knew of the North-West Mounted Police History “In 1873, the Canadian Government formed the North-West Mounted Police. They were to ensure peace and order in a wilderness jurisdiction that stretched from the western border of Manitoba to the Rockies and as far north as anyone dared go.”
“When did they become the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?”
“I think around 1900 or so, when it became a national police force, no longer limited to Western Canada.”
They were more than a bit startled by the rather sudden appearance of Cujo sitting next to Flutters on the tender, “You’ll soon become acquainted with the North-West Mounted Police, they’re awaiting your arrival. You will begin an adventure from which some of you may not return.”
To be Continued...
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