O’Rouke’s Drift

Saskatchewan BannerPreviously: Meanwhile, Lacy and Christine Dalton stepped off the train… at O’Rouke’s Drift in Saskatchewan, their combined gang-members had left the train some one-hundred miles back and set up camp near Little Fork, Saskatchewan, “I can’t believe you’re going straight.”

“We have to, Gramma,” Lacy replied, “Our reputation in the States is so bad, we would be tracked-down wherever we went. We’ll look for a legal business opportunity and run it within the law.”

“What kind of business?”

“A saloon,” Lacy replied, “With gambling. We won’t cheat our customers—at first. Slowly, we’ll begin to rig the games to our advantage—not every day, however—we want even the losers to return.”

Christine though this over—slowly, her face broke-into a wide grin, “I like that!”

Season 12—Adventure 6—Saskatchewan! Episode 3… The two drifted over to the ticket window where the stationmaster was doubling his duties, covering for the ticket clerk who was at lunch, “May I help you?”

Christine and Lacy at Rourke’s Drift RR Station “Yes, you may,” Christine replied in her best kindly gramma voice, “My granddaughter and I are looking for a business opportunity—would you know if there is such a thing in town?”

“Well, ma’am, the only business we no longer have, is a pub,” he replied, “Hardly a fit opportunity for women.”

He then noticed both women were armed—and carried their firearms with quiet confidence, suggesting they were skilled in their use—but not over-anxious to use them. We know, GENTLE READER, this last part of his assumption is a wrong assumption—but the station-master could not know this.

“You may check with Mr. Wilfred Uxbridge, he owns the building in which the pub located. I’m sure he would be interested in renting, or perhaps selling.”

“You are most kind, Mister…”

“LeClerc, Pierre LeClerc,” He replied, “Stationmaster.”

“Thank you so much Mr. LeClerc,” Christine’s voice was saccharine, “You have been most helpful. We are Christine and Lacy Clark, forgive me for not introducing ourselves.”

“You may leave your luggage her, Mrs. Clark, I’ll have it delivered upon request.”

“Thank you.”

MEANWHILE—Our heroes on their way to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan… “Those are two fun names to say—‘Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,’ aren’t they?”

“They really are, Sarah,” Chris giggled as she repeated, “Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.”

“Are ye sure this speed is safe, McIntyre?”

“Aye, MacIntyre,” Big Mac replied, “We’ve never hit so much as a wandering Canuck!”

Inspector Robert Erik MacIntyre was not amused—Master-Sergeant Yatkov was—he delighted in his old friend “Bobby’s” discomfort, “Aw—settle-down, Bobby, we’ll be fine—unless…”

“Unless what?”



About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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5 Responses to O’Rouke’s Drift

  1. sgtmajcarl says:

    “They really are, Sarah,” Chris giggled as she repeated, “Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.”

    GIGGLED? 😀

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Sarah Cooper says:

    I DO like those names! 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Chris Shouse says:

    Try saying it after a couple of spiced rum 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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