“Maybe we should take that way.”

HIRAM Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: Pastor Wilbur was also the owner of an outfit that dealt in franchise opportunities in all manner of businesses. “Franchises Available (800) 777-7777” advertising posted on every business in this part of Cook County.

“There are two fellas from down to Moosehead County on their way, and from what we hear-tell, they’re agents of the US Marshal’s office.”

“Coming to take our guns, are they?” The Pastor assumed.

“That’s what hear.”

“I expect it’s time to assemble my Crusaders for Christ!”

“Yassir!”

Season 15—Adventure 2—HIRAM—Episode Six—Scene 1… at the Church of Hellfire & Brimstone… Reverend Wilbur assembled his Crusaders for Christ to prepare them for a “Crusade” against the forces of Satan (read people he believed were either in cahoots with or—part of the Government).

The good reverend began an hour-long sermon—using the words “SMITE,” “GLORY,” “CRUSADE,” “LORD,” “GOD,” and “JESUS” with frequency and fervor—over and over—again and again.

Reverend Wilbur assembled his Crusaders for Christ ©Jack BoardmanThe good reverend began an hour-long sermon—

His crusaders ate it up—at LAST—after years of practice maneuvering—they were being called into service for God.

Episode Six—Scene 2… outside the Church of Hellfire & Brimstone… The Crusaders for Christ left Wilburville—filled with anticipation. They’d been called—and they were ready.

As they drove out-of-town, they broke into an off-key rendition of the Battle Hymn of the Republic:

Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of the Lord;
he is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored;
he hath loosed the fateful lightning
of his terrible swift sword;
his truth is marching on.
Refrain:
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

The Crusaders for Christ left Wilburville ©Jack Boardman Off-key version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic

Episode Six—Scene 3… Lake Shore Highway at Wilberville Rd…. “The map shows the road we just passed is ten miles shorter than following the lake shore highway,” Farkleberry observed, “Maybe we should take that way.”

“Maybe,” Hiram replied, “And we may just avoid the bad guys headed our way.”

¬Hiram & Lar decide to take a shortcut through Wilburville ©Jack Boardman“Maybe we should take that way.”

“That would be good, Hy.”

“As soon as that line of traffic passes, we’ll flip a u-turn and visit Wilberville. We can get gas & food there, I hope.”

As it happened—the last of the Crusader’s trucks pulled on to the Lake Shore Highway—directly in front of the Greyhound bus booking along at 65 mph.

Good thing, too—it prevented him from seeing Hiram and Medlar.

The Crusaders for Christ didn’t notice Hiram & Medlar ©Jack Boardman—Directly in front of the Greyhound bus booking along at 65 mph

To be—CONTINUED…

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About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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7 Responses to “Maybe we should take that way.”

  1. sgtmajcarl says:

    As they drove out-of-town, they broke into an off-key rendition of the Battle Hymn of the Republic…

    Just the thought makes my EARS HURT! 😛

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Chris Shouse says:

    Well no gun play at this juncture 😦

    Liked by 2 people

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