“What’s on your mind?”

COLLISTA Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: “Carstairs and his bunch are BACK!” she exclaimed, They’re at Collie and Big Mac’s cabin—they are acting as though they will join them.”

“Ah—thank you Akecheta-Apenimon (Fighter-Worthy of Trust),” Samuel replied, “My son, it is once again time to assemble your riders.”

“Do you know their plans?” James asked.

“To kill all of your family!”

“We must draw them away from Danger Bay—and back to Blufftown,” James said, “You must tell them you saw us ride in that direction.”

“I will do that, James—somehow.”

“Do they know you are sentient?”

“That’s the problem—they do not.”

“Then I will send Chaska-Kohana to my riders and have them ride past the cabin,” James decided, “To get the interest of those outside the cabin.”

“That should work.” Daisy replied, “I must return to the cabin now.”

Season 14—Adventure 7—COLLISTA—Episode 6—Scene 1… The road through Danger Bay… While William Carstairs was meeting with Collista McIntyre, Carstairs’ men, sometimes singly, and sometimes in pairs, Carstairs’ men spread-out to patrol Danger Bay Road to observe and report any movement by anyone they believed was a member of the Silverthorn family.

They saw no suspected Silverthorn (of course—to them, all natives looked pretty-much the same—so all were likely Silverthorns).

Carstairs Gang patrolled Danger Bay Road ©Jack Boardman…Sometimes singly, and sometimes in pairs…

They kept their search, as ordered, to the village limits of Danger Bay.

Episode 6—Scene 2… Inside the McIntyre cabin… “Boss, we need to talk—outside!”

“We’re among friends here, Jason,” Carstairs replied, “What’s on your mind?”

“Boss, we need to talk—outside” ©Jack Boardman“What’s on your mind?”

“I just saw a whole bunch of Injuns riding towards Silverthorn’s Store!”

“Well, folks, I reckon it’s time to mount up and ride!”

“It will just take a couple of minutes to get our horses out of the barn, they’re already saddled.”

“Good, Collista,” Carstairs grinned, “We’ll meet you out front.”

Episode 6—Scene 3… Outside Silverthorn’s Store… With two of Carstairs’ men watching—helplessly, the Silverthorn riders and a covered wagon—manned by two Farkleberry brothers Medlar Jr., and Braddock, loaded the Silverthorn family quickly and headed towards Blufftown.

Evacuation of the Silverthorns ©Jack BoardmanSilverthorn riders and a covered wagon

Several of the riders remained behind to prevent the two gunslingers from following until the wagon was out of sight.­ And after warning the two men, “If you try to follow—it WILL cost you your lives.”

By the time Collista, Carstairs, and company arrived at the store, the Silverthorn family was nearing the Adventure Train stopped on the tracks awaiting their arrival.

To be—CONTINUED…

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About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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6 Responses to “What’s on your mind?”

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    Slick plan and the train waiting is a nice touch 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sarah Cooper says:

    Loving the depth of field in your illustrations, too!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. sgtmajcarl says:

    “I just saw a whole bunch of Injuns riding towards Silverthorn’s Store!”

    “INJUNS?” REALLY? Y’all just ain’t too smart! :-/

    Liked by 1 person

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