Season 14—Adventure 1—Arrival—Episode 5—Scene 1… Sunday Evening… Big Mac directed Boomer to take a shortcut to the Cabin-on-the-Rock via Moosehead County Road 112—it turned out it didn’t turn out all that short. As they passed by the Meeting Hall/Church (the pastor of which had been “on vacation” for years—not weeks) they noticed a tall man—who looked JUST LIKE Trigg Guudelender!
JUST LIKE Trigg Guudelender!
Needless to say—they stopped and quickly realized he was a good bit taller than Trigg—but save for the impressive moustache—he was identical. This included his choice of a suit.
Mac contacted Collie and let her know they’d be delayed and to continue in their absence.
“You bear a strong resemblance to Trigg…”
“…Guudelender?” the man said, “I should—we’re twins.”
“Fraternal twins—he got the ‘short’ end of the genetics,” he laughed, “I see this church’s minister is on vacation.”
“For the past several years,” Mac rumbled, “He had trouble with the lack of denominational focus.”
“I spent 20 years as a Marine chaplain and often worked with Marines of all Christian faiths—AND those of other beliefs. I have a PhD in religious studies which included all major beliefs, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh—you name it—I studied it.”
“What brought you here?” Boomer asked.
“Trigg,” he replied, “He said the closest church was in Moosehead City and many folks here were less than pleased with a single choice.”
“Yeah… she’s a bit of a judgmental jerk,” Mac muttered.
“Speaking of judgmental…”
“I’ll need a place to stay.”
“I’ll call Karen—she owns a resort, and probably has vacancies,” Mac said.
A few minutes later, “She has, and will wait for you to stop by.”
After Rev. Guudelender made arrangements Mac and Boomer headed for the Cabin-on-the-Rock.
Arrival—Episode 5—Scene 2… Cabin-on-the-Rock… Boomer & Big Mac were the last to arrive—BIG surprise, right?
BIG surprise, right?
Their visit with the Reverend Tag Guudelender delayed them—a lot! On the other hand, it was a worthwhile visit, and both men deemed the visit worthwhile—he will be a welcome addition to the Port of Danger Bay.
Boomer noticed with satisfaction that his (now) surplus car, “Shadowfax,” was parked in the driveway.
He also noticed a big, black, 1956 pick-up truck parked in front of the cabin—indicating that a certain character was making a return to 2016 Danger Bay.
I bet, GENTLE READER, you can’t guess who.
Well… I’m waiting…
To be CONTINUED…