Seconds later—On the street in front of 21st Century Silverthorn’s Café…
Boomer and Daisy—quite to their collective surprise—found themselves in Shadowfax pulling up to Silverthorn’s Café.
Chris Shouse and Buttons were in the parking lot in front of the café, and they were equally surprised, “I was just talking to Larry and the next thing I know, I’m here.”
“I reckon Cujo has ended our visit to the past,” Boomer replied, “I can’t say I’m sorry; considering.”
“Maybe Larry is inside—he must know the history, at least as it is now.”
“Or how we changed it.”
Season 8—Chapter 10—British Columbia—Episode 1:
About the same time as our heroes returned to 2013—in 1874 British Columbia…
The villain and his birdbrain contemplated their unexpected defeat at the hands of mere mortals.
The as yet unamed (hint, GENTLE READER, hint) was aware our heroes were no longer, at least for the moment, anywhere in 1874 Canada—or anywhere else, “How can they do this?”
“Squawk!” The as yet unamed (hint, GENTLE READER, hint) birdbrain exclaimed.
“Oh be QUIET!” He replied, “We must prepare for their return—they MUST return. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!”
Meanwhile, Chris and Boomer joined the others—inside Silverthorn’s Café… “Larry—look up at the illustration above and tell us where in Canada this guy might be.”
Larry studied the illustration—until his neck complained, “The illustration depicts British Coloumbia in sight of the massive Blue Mountain Range—many kolometers away—Flutters is always referring to those mountains.”
“Was British Columbia part of the Northwest Territories in 1874?” Chris asked.
“No,” Larry began, and continued, sounding much like a Wikipedia entry, “Both the depressed economic situation arising from the collapse of the gold rushes, as well as a desire for the establishment of truly responsible and representative government, led to enormous domestic pressure for British Columbia to join the Canadian Confederation, which had been proclaimed in 1867. The Confederation League, spearheaded by three future premiers of the province — Amor De Cosmos, Robert Beaven, and John Robson — took a leading role in pushing the colony towards this goal. And so it was on July 20, 1871, that British Columbia became the sixth province to join Canada.”
“Thank you WikiLarry!” Chris laughed, “Now we need to find out how he was able to anticipate our movements and plan distractions.”
Now that’s the question—isn’t it?
To be Continued…