Archibald McDermid

Siege of Fort Justice Banner Previously: Edward and Arturo looked at each other.  Edward with a grin and Arturo with a frown.

“No Lacy it sounds like a good plan and I have no doubt we will be successful in relieving the bank of our much-needed funds,” Edward said.

“Si Senorita Lacy,” Arturo, not looking directly at Lacy, replied, “I will lead the men and we will wait for you at the border.”

MEANWHILE—In 2015 Danger Bay… Paul, Boomer, Mac, and Camille inspected the living quarters and both levels of the pub, and paused a few minutes in the main room, “This will work?”

“It will more than ‘work,’ Camille,” Paul replied, “While I’m quite qualified to bar tend, I expect I’ll need to hire a bartender, and, perhaps, some servers—any suggestions?”

“Boomer and Mac don’t seem to be employed,” Cam grinned.

Paul looked hard at his friends…

Season 12—Adventure 3—Siege of Fort Justice—Episode 4… “Turn your gaze away, Paul—Mac and I are delighted with life-retired!”

“Archie!*” Cam exclaimed.

Paul, Boomer, Mac, and Camille inspected “Archie!” Cam exclaimed.

“Archie?” Mac asked, “I know just about everybody in Danger Bay, but I don’t recall that name.”

“Maybe because he didn’t live in Danger Bay,” Cam replied, “A dour Scotsman who lived in Stanleyville. He used to manage Harry’s Bar there—but ‘retired’ involuntarily after your run-in with McOsker and Minicucci gangs.”

“How so?”

“Harry’s Bar closed shortly after the shoot-out—and is now for sale.”

“I suppose you have the listing?” Boomer grinned.

Camille Farkleberry smiled, “Ummmm—yes. I also listed and sold Archie’s home there—he now lives here in Danger Bay. Archibald McDermid would be perfect fit for your pub.”

“McDermid? My Great-Aunt Katie’s married name was McDermid,” Boomer commented, “Linda Bryant Halvorson’s grandmother. I reckon the name’s a coincidence.”

“Interesting,” Cam replied, “Let me call Archie.”

A half hour later McDermid arrived—and clearly—in at least one respect—he could see eye to eye with Paul—they were exactly the same height, “Aam McDermid, who’s lookin’ fur a bar tender?”

A half hour later McDermid “Aam McDermid, who’s lookin’ fur a bar tender?

“I am,” Paul replied.

McDermid paused—looking at Paul, “Harriott? Ur yo an Sassenach?”

“Why yes, I am English,” Paul couldn’t help but notice his rather spectacular pipe, “Um—there can be no smoking inside—it’s a state law.”

“Thes pipe? it’s nae fur smokin’, it’s jist fur shaw. we Scots ur supposed tae reek a pipe!”

“Can you work for an Englishman?”

“Of coorse I’ll wark fur an Sassenach,” McDermid replied, “Someain has tae keep heem in line!”

“I think you found your man, Paul,” Mac rumbled—a wide grin breaking-out.

“I think you are correct, Mr. McIntyre.”

*This new character created by Linda Bryant Halvorson

To be continued…


About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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9 Responses to Archibald McDermid

  1. Well of course Archie is right, someone has to keep an eye on this Sassenach drinking the profits away Cheers |__|D

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  2. Sarah Cooper says:

    I like the accent. 🙂 And the word Sassenach has somewhat come into popular culture. In the books and now Showtime series Outlander, a Scottish man uses that as a term of endearment for his English wife.

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    • sgtmajcarl says:

      “…Scottish man uses that as a term of endearment for his English wife.”

      Believe it ur nae, Ah am ay Scot’s ancestry, an’ Ah didne ken thes. I’m sure Boomer will appreciate this information. I LOVE THIS NEW CHARACTER ALREADY! 😛

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    • Jack Boardman says:

      Thank you, Sarah. It’s a great word. 😀


  3. Chris Shouse says:

    Another lively character who will make us smile I am sure…and Linda good choice of characters! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

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