Previously: “Well, I reckon we’ll look somewheres else t’set-up our post.”
“Good idea, Fenton,” Cooper agreed, “There is an available plot a half-mile up-lake from our outpost. Go see Ira Rohrbacher just up the street, he owns the plot.”
“We can’t pay much.”
“Ira’s a businessman, he’d probably offer to partner with you for a portion of your profits. You won’t know unless you ask him.”
“I’ll do that, Colonel. And thanks fer not shootin’ First Sergeant.”
A very relieved 1st-Sgt Boomer replied, “You’re welcome.”
Season Ten—Chapter Six—WAANAKI`—Episode 2… At the same time as events detailed in “Episode 1” transpired, Marshal McIntyre and deputies were making their way towards the Cook County side of Devil Track Lake.
Arrayed out in front of their column were Hiram Silverthorn, Jr., with his considerable ability to remain unseen and unheard, and the K-9 deputies: Pepper, Daisy and Buttons.
Doing a remarkable job of coordinating the scouting was the talented, if sometimes delusional, Larry FlutterMatters.
There was little conversation, and while each was passing the time in part by a bit of daydreaming and a lot of vigilance—they were all experienced peace officers, after all, and could do both.
Devil Track is a very-large lake and they were skirting around the southeast shoreline and it was still around twenty miles until they crossed into Cook County.
As mile after mile after mile slowly passed, so too their daydream thoughts began to overcome their vigilance.
The K9 deputies moving much faster than their human friends had already passed into Cook County and were rapidly working their way along northeast shoreline when they stopped suddenly—all senses on alert and scanning for the danger ahead.
There was danger ahead—extreme danger.
To be continued…