Season 13—Adventure 10—Episode 9, Scene 1… Wolvenmoot… The Canine Knights of the Realm were gathered to consider new inductees into their number…
“I am Sakima-Chaska-Heammawihio (King-Eldest Son-Wise One Above) Ringo WolvenKing-of-the Realm. The deliberations are now almost complete—remaining to be heard are: Kuckunniwi-Ogimaa (LittleWolf-Leader) Cujo, Chebona Bula (Laughing Boy) Pepper, Ciqala-Apenimon (Little One-Worthy of Trust) Buttons, and finally, Akecheta-Apenimon (Fighter-Worthy of Trust) Daisy. All others, the great War-Eagle, Heammawihio-Wakonda Karma Bigfeathers, the wildcat, LeChat Sauvage, WolvenMaster, and the plucky Carrier-Pigeon, Ciqala-Kohana (Little One-Swift) Larry Fluttermatters, have spoken. What say you, Canine Knights? Cujo?”
Canine Knights of the Realm were gathered…
“We must also include, Mattie, in our deliberation—she is currently being trained as a ‘Keeper-of-the-Gate to the Great Beyond’ by Tiger-Lily.”
“Very well, Cujo,” Ringo agreed, “Buttons? What say you?”
“I appreciate the fact that Cleo and Coco are only a little bit larger than I am—I feel almost full-sized when I’m with them,” Buttons arfed, “Moreover, they show excellent field-craft as we tracked our quarry through the forests.”
“Thank you. Pepper?”
“I can easily trot under Kai Braveheart—most helpful when it rains,” Pepper replied—and Cujo could barely suppress a laugh, “He and the others showed a willingness to learn.”
“Daisy?” Ringo called last upon his old friend from the “Real World.”
“I believe we should induct all of the applicants as provisional Canine-Knights of the Realm,” Daisy replied, “And if they perform as well as I expect—they will earn their spirit names.”
“It is so ordered,” Ringo had made his decision.
Episode 9, Scene 2… Aboard the Adventure Train… “How fast are we going?” Debra asked, “These old tracks can’t possibly be safe.”
“These old tracks can’t possibly be safe.”
“About 120 miles per hour. And no, we’re not really on old tracks—they’re 21st Century tracks which follow the old tracks’ path.”
“How is this speed possible?” Joey asked, “This wood-burner can’t possibly reach that speed.”
“She doesn’t burn wood—she used time-pulse drive.”
“It smells like wood fire.”
“We burn just enough wood to make steam, and have smoke coming out the stack, and create the odor.”
“And if we meet another train?”
“We’re traveling 30 minutes ahead of 19th Century time—they can’t hit or see us,” Jay Cooper replied.
“Where are our dogs?”
“They’re on the train, Debra—in the stable car. Sort of,” Boomer replied, “So too are our horses and Jimmy Hickok’s stagecoach.”
“The magic of my REAL WORLD imagination.”
“Now THAT’S SCARY!” Joey observed.
No one argued that point.
Thus ends this Adventure—but our story? To be CONTINUED…