PREVIOUSLY: “I see no crow, Flutters,” Ralph replied, “But I see a man on the road up ahead.”
Chris thought she recognized man, because her family research had revealed a story of a man who rode a black Pegasus. The man—according to family legend—dallied with Lacy Dalton. Or at least attempted to, “Watch out with this guy—he is reputed to be a ‘changeling’ able to change into a very large crow. He sometimes rides a Pegasus.”
“He appears to be on foot at the moment,” Linda observed, “Keep your eyes open.”
“Hello travelers,” greeted the man dressed in grey, “A grand day for traveling.”
“And for walking, apparently,” Ralph replied.
“And better for hold-ups,” The fellow grinned as he drew his guns, “Don’t even think about reaching for your guns.”
Season 13—Adventure 2—Pioneer Moosehead County—Episode 2… The grey man was surprised that his intended victims returned his grin—he was even more surprised when one of them dismounted and calmly walked towards him.
“I am Enapay Chatan, war chief and medicine-man of the Eagle Point Ojiwe—you are part Ojibwe or Ashinabi? Aaniin ezhinikaazoyan (What is your name)?”
“Gekek,” the grey one replied, “Why are you not afraid?”
“Why are you not afraid?”
“I am more powerful than you, Hawk,” Sam Silverthorn replied, “As a changeling, your powers are divided as you must maintain two personas—the hawk/Pegasus and your human form—I do not.”
It was then Hawk realized he was overmatched—he had never come across a medicine-man so powerful as this Enapay Chatan. He had one more card to play, “Very well, but not before your hopeless pigeon dies.”
“Very well, but not before your hopeless pigeon dies.”
Silverthorn looked up and saw Flutters in deep trouble.
MEANWHILE—the second gaggle arrived in Moosehead City… The street was deserted—most likely due to the morning hour our heroes (Kuckunniwi (Little Wolf) James Silverthorn, Carl “Big Mac” McIntyre, Jay Cooper, Sarah Cooper, Daisy & Pepper) arrived, “Perhaps we should stable our horses.”
“Perhaps we should stable our horses.”
“Good idea, Jay,” Boomer agreed, “And then visit the saloon.”
“Sure, Jay, they’re probably the only place open with food and coffee.”
They continued to the stable, where the owner, for a small fee, was quite happy to feed and quarter the horses and watch over their belongings. The owner would be kept honest by Daisy & Pepper, who were uninterested in coffee, and were confident their humans would see to their meals. Besides, it gave them a feeling of contributing to the mission.
“We should scout the town before we stop at the saloon,” Big Mac suggested, “I see a lot has changed since I was marshal here.”
Finally, after touring the town, they arrived at the saloon—imagine their surprise when they were greeted by…
To be CONTINUED…