Previously: Amos & Lea Bannon (AKA William McGinty and Abigail Anders) were somewhat anxious about the happenings in both Moosehead City and Blufftown, “I wish we knew how things are going—that’s the problem with hiding-out in the 19th Century.”
“It is troublesome, M’Dear,” Amos replied, “But not as troublesome as radar-equipped aircraft dogging us as in the 21st Century.”
“Perhaps I can help you,” a familiar voice said—out of nowhere.
Slowly, the image of Juco appeared, “I can ensure your victory.”
Season 14—Adventure 6—PIONEER DANGER BAY—Episode 11—Scene 1… Forest City Rooming House Office… Amos & Lea Bannon about jumped of their respective skins—fortunately Amos regained his composure, just enough, “So far, your promises have proved nearly worthless. We’re stuck here in the past, but we are on the cusp of victories in both Danger Bay Blufftown, and Moosehead City—that much I’ll give you.”
“But it was OUR plan, not yours that worked,” Lea added.
No one there noticed Cujo. She was quietly sitting on the settee—just listening with a bit of a smile on her face.
No one there noticed Cujo.
[Cujo had a plan, GENTLE READER, a plan to make Amos & Lea permanent foils for our heroes, with permanent helpers,—as you will soon see.]
“You need me!” Juco exclaimed.
“BEGONE DOG!” Amos ordered—and much to his (and Juco’s) surprise—he disappeared.
Cujo smiled as she faded out of the room.
Episode 11—Scene 2… Moosehead City… Using the hill and gravestones for cover, the Rootin’- Tootin’ Posse began to inflict casualties on their assailants—while suffering no injuries themselves.
They were a little surprised when one by one the men on their left began backing-up towards the buildings.
They were a little surprised
As the men approaching on their right were the greater threat, they concentrated their fire on them.
Chris, Wyatt, and Jimmy Hickok moved to their left—concerned that the bad guys who appeared to be leaving might have been trying to flank their position. They saw the men who backed out of the street ride-off out-of-town.
With only three of their assailants remaining, the posse advanced towards them—they threw down their guns and surrendered.
Of the original “nine” gunfighters, only Hank Carlson, Rufe McLintock, Ade McLintock and Oliver Johnson survived, along with William Carstairs—who lost the brothers Fred and Jon Smith.
Episode 11—Scene 3… The Battle of Blufftown… Lasted all of ten minutes.
Lasted all of ten minutes
Once they started taking casualties from the combined rifle fire from the hill, they were smart enough to realize they had no chance—and quickly retreated through the gaps in the buildings and rode off—leaving ten of their number dead in the street.
They were last seen riding north into Cook County. Rumor has it they didn’t stop until they reached Quebec, where they all committed the rest of their lives as Catholic Monks in a remote monastery.
Episode 11—Scene 4… Forest City Rooming House Office… “I strongly suspect our efforts in both Moosehead City and Blufftown failed,” McGinty/Bannon concluded, “We can settle-down here for a while, I expect.”
“As-long-as you make me an honest woman and marry me.”