Previously: Fitzhugh laughed, “It cost them about $200 to build, the robbery would have hurt them badly—they could just as well given you all houses. Still—knowing those tightwads—it’s a good deal.”
[One of the things with time-travel, GENTLE READER, any money you happen to have as you are called, is instantly converted dollar for dollar to the money consistant for the year without factoring in inflation—a quirk that even Cujo can’t explain. I can—but I won’t.]
“Well—then, let’s go take a look at these houses,” Boomer got in the last word of this episode.
Season 9—Chapter 3—Nevada—Episode 7—on Second Street… where the town of Loco’s Land Office began to build new houses for the expected newcomers, and thus far only three had been sold (it may have been the asking price—recently reduced from $750 to $500).
Soon, though, there would be a housing shortage as word spread of multiple silver strikes.
“Andrew, the stable is not behind our place.”
“But it’s behind my place,” Susie declared, pointing at the house next door to Boomer & AJ’s, “And since neither Mr. Hickok or Mr. Earp has accompanied us, maybe Chris will join me in purchasing this one.”
“She will,” Chris grinned, “Perhaps that will change—depending upon what men we meet.”
“Well, then, if Jay doesn’t mind, we’ll take the next house.”
Larry did some number-crunching and quickly figured-out that he was the odd-man-out in all this—even IF Flutters were to join them at some point (he will), “Hey wait! How come I must purchase a place by myself?”
“He who hesitates is last,” Boomer laughed.
“Aw c’mon, you guys.”
“I’ll bet there’s quarters in the stable,” Chris grinned, “Suitable for a tightwad.”
“You say ‘tightwad’ like it’s a bad thing,” Larry laughed, “I’ll take it!”
A little later, AJ & Boomer were inpecting their house, “Hey Dad, there’s a trapdoor inder the stairs.”
Now WHERE to you reckon THAT leads, GENTLE READER?
To be Continued…