Luck of the draw


We now rejoin the standoff—outside the Gentlemen’s Club…where the face-off continued—neither side wanting the inevitable showdown. Five fast (and accurate) gun-handlers—who also happened to be friends facing one-another and Ma Simpson.

Simpson spoke, “You have your assignment; kill that marshal!”

In case you’re not paying attention, Mrs. Simpson, that marshal is carrying an 8-guage sawed-off shotgun in a quick-release holster. When he draws and fires—he won’t miss and you too will die.”

They all turned to the sound of a rapidly approaching horse and rider. The rider reigned-in directly in front of the club, “I am Rene LaFarge of the North-West Mounted Police. There will be no gunfight here today.”

Season 8—Chapter 9—Outlook—Episode 8:

Continuing our story—outside the Gentlemen’s Club… “Shoot him too!”

Five guns quickly cleared-leather—and all were pointed at Ma Simpson.

Rene LaFarge arrived outside Gentlemen's Club

“Shoot him too!”

As I said, Mrs. Simpson, there will be no gunfight here today—you are under arrest in the name of Queen Victoria and the Crown. Now, if you would be so kind, please carefully remove that Colt from your holster and place it on the ground.”

Ma looked at the Americans, and then back at LaFarge—she realized finally, that it was over for her—and placed her Colt on the ground.

The Americans holstered their weapons and a very-pleased Sarah addressed LaFarge, “We are pleased to make your acquaintance Constable LaFarge.”

As I am to make yours, Madame, your reputation precedes you, Inspector MacIntyre is most impressed by the restraint you’ve demonstrated thus far as guests of the Crown,” LaFarge replied, “I have just now returned from Saskatoon, where I was called on what I now know was a subterfuge to prevent me from meeting with you as originally planned. You must, with all due haste, return to Victoria Station.”

What is going on?”

I don’t know, but I do know that the one of your number called ‘Boomer’ is alone there and is in great danger. Sgt Yatkov and Mr. Yatkowsky have been called away, as a result of yet another subterfuge, and we cannot reach them.”

At the Victoria Station RR Yard—Boomer was in their private quarters, when… “Search the cabin and kill anything that moves!”

The raiders arrived at the RR Yard

“Search the cabin and kill anything that moves!”

It probably saved his life—Boomer was in the shower in the private part of the cabin—the part that is invisible to those not deemed by Cujo to see into the future. It saved his life; for now…

To be Continued…


About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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8 Responses to Luck of the draw

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    Well I hope he has his gun close at hand…and having his clothes there too would be good! 🙂


    • Jack Boardman says:

      Ah heck…19th Century Boomer’s so rustic…he showers with his clothes on and his Remington .44 hangin’ a-top the towel on a peg outside the shower. That way gets his clothes washed & keeps his gun-powder dry! 😀


  2. Sarah Cooper says:

    Thank goodness for true privacy!


  3. sgtmajcarl says:

    … It saved his life; for now…

    Now THAT is ominous!


  4. fluttermatters says:

    “we cannot reach them”

    Methinks thinks Fluttermatters that French Constable does not deserve to be remembered as the “long arm of the law.”


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