“They’re not here.”

Fort Savage BannerPreviously: There was but one survivor, Captain Obediah McMillan, the commander. With the first volley by the 1st platoon, he dove for cover and struck his head on a rock—and when they found him he was just coming to, “Greetings, Captain, it appears your attack failed.”

Cooper’s men quickly disarmed McMillan and bound his hands, “But—how?”

Cooper grinned, “We fought you Indian-style. We forced you through a defile and engaged your troops from long range—on both your flanks and from cover in front of you—too far away for your carbines, and certainly too far for your sabres.”

“That ain’t fair.”

“Combat is not supposed to be fair, you outnumbered us by nearly 10:1, that’s not fair either.”

Chapter 6—Loco Part III—Fort Savage—Episode 10… Lt. Col. Cooper was ready to depart when Gray Wolf approached, “We will take our leave, Colonel, we have pressing business at Fort Savage. I am leaving the six extra Farkleberry-Henry Rifles we brought with your scouts—they learn quickly.”

“We will be moving directly there ourselves—we could ride together.”

Lt Col Cooper was ready to depart

“We will be moving directly there ourselves—we could ride together.”

“No offence, Colonel, but we ride faster than your cavalry, and we don’t have a prisoner.”

“Very well, Mingan-Silverthorn, I look forward to our next meeting. About those long-range Henrys…”

“When you arrive at the fort, wire Medlar Farkleberry and place an order. You might even ask for a bayonet fitting…”

HA!” Cooper snorted, “Bayonet, indeed!”

And with that, a laughing Grey Wolf and his sharpshooters rode off—but not into the sunset—THAT was hours away.

Meanwhile—back at the Cantina… Now under new management! The two old cavalrymen had retired and settled-in to turning “La Cantina” (new management-new name) into a place where all are welcome (as long as they don’t cause trouble).

“Sergeant-Major Cantrell?” Chris began a question…

Chris and deputies enjoy “La Cantina”

“Sergeant-Major Cantrell?” Chris began a question

“That would be Sergeant-Major Cantrell, retired,” Cantrell laughed, “Please continue Marshal…”

“Shouse, Chris Shouse. We’re here to find and arrest several troopers from Fort Savage who were extorting business owners in Loco, and ultimately attacked the town. Who can we trust to help us find them?”

“They’re not here.”

To be Continued…

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About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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14 Responses to “They’re not here.”

  1. Sarah Cooper says:

    The Cantina’s looking good! (And well stocked!)

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  2. Chris Shouse says:

    I like that…Shouse, Chris Shouse….very James Bondish! The Cantina is looking spiffy!

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  3. carolecohen says:

    Troublesome troopers! Love the Cantina 🙂

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  4. Paul says:

    Yep The Cantina is looking fine although I cant see a spittoon around…..or is that a sign of a troublemaker? *clears throat*

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    • Jack Boardman says:

      There IS a spittoon there…just to the right of the bar. On the floor. Where it belongs. We DON’T use spttoons to drink from! 😛

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  5. fluttermatters says:

    “we could ride together”

    Poor Ms. Susie!
    Methinks thinks Fluttermatters the codger is using all of her best lines of introduction.

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