Season 14—Adventure 5—Northtown—Episode 1—Scene 1… Aboard a 19th Century RR car… With Juco outside—the fugitive McGinty and his gang found themselves aboard a 19th Century train headed—SOMEWHERE! Somewhere they shouldn’t have been able to go—NORTHTOWN (mainly because, GENTLE READER, someone—who might be me—drew connecting roads to Northtown).
Aboard a 19th Century RR car…
“Where are we?”
“You are in a safe hiding place—a place where there are no armed people to threaten you—or arrest you,” Juco’s strangely disembodied voice said, “You are in the year 1873—a year from which you won’t return.”
“That’s correct,” Juco replied, “But, you’ll have something no one else has—firearms.” (Juco was wrong—Wild Bill Hickok and his deputies are armed.)
“Where are these firearms?” McGinty asked after patting himself down.
“Hidden in your luggage and invisible until you find lodging,” Juco replied, “Don’t take them out in public unless absolutely necessary. Set about establishing yourselves as new citizens—wealthy citizens, at that. I will tell you when to strike and takeover the town.”
Episode 1—Scene 2… Northtown RR Station… The fugitives arrived in Northtown, where they were greeted by Town Marshal James Butler Hickok, “Welcome to Northtown, folks.”
“Welcome to Northtown, folks.”
Neither William McGinty nor Abigail Anders showed no surprise at the fact that Hickok was armed, but he then realized that Juco was NOT infallible, He smiled, “Thank you Marshal. Could you direct us to lodging?”
“Yes, I will,” Hickok replied, “First, I must ask if you have any firearms—as they are forbidden in Northtown.”
“No sir,” McGinty replied, “Feel free to check our persons and luggage.”
Hickok quickly checked their luggage and found what he’d expected—nothing, “Okay, folks, you may now enjoy our little town. We have two rooming houses at the far end of the street; either one would be a fine choice.”
“Thank you Marshal…”
“Hickok, James Hickok, at your service.”
Episode 1—Scene 3… at Maude’s Rooming House… “Hickok—wasn’t there a famous lawman by that name?” Abigail asked as they were settling-in at the rooming house.
“Hickok—wasn’t there a famous lawman by that name?”
“Yes, I believe it was William ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok, he died at the OK corral.”
Your knowledge of old west history, Mr. McGinty—could use some WORK!
To Be CONTINUED…