“Flutters will serve as our communications pigeon.”

The Return of the SEVEN Banner ©JBoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “How can you tell, Bill?”

“Many years’ experience my young friend—as they come closer; watch their eyes.”

Keen-eyed AJ didn’t notice until they were dangerously close—but his young-man’s quick reflexes made-up for that—all four were dead before their respective bodies hit the ground.

Hector Kowalski, the straw-boss of these hired-guns, wasn’t nearly as observant as Carstairs—and waited too long to order his friends to prepare for combat.

Two of the four were dead on the ground before their hands reached their guns. The other two were able to draw before following their compatriots’ fate.

“Well—that takes care of that!” AJ exclaimed, “I suspect, however, they’re not the only ones looking for us.”

“I’m sure they’re not the only ones.”

Carstairs was probably correct.

Season 17—Adventure 4—The RETURN—Episode 4—Scene 1… On the road from Deadwood, Dakota Territory… Carstairs and AJ rode for several long, hot, and boring hours—expecting another attack.

An attack which didn’t occur. Still—both men were certain they weren’t in the clear just yet.

In the distance the sound of a train approaching from behind them played about their subconscious minds—neither one paying attention to it.

They were too busy paying attention to the long-road ahead; expecting to see assailants approaching around every turn.

They appeared—and they were twelve—probably more than even these two shootists could handle.

Adventure Train arrived just in time ©JBoardmanThey appeared—and they were twelve…

The train arrived from behind a second later.

And POOF—AJ & Carstairs disappeared.

And POOF they were gone ©JBoardmanAnd POOF—AJ & Carstairs disappeared.

The twelve did not ever admit to what they saw; they knew no one would believe them.

In that—they were correct.

Episode 4—Scene 2… Meanwhile—Ten miles south of Grand Marais… Colonel Milton Bell addressed his men, “We move-out in ten days, gentlemen, I expect every one of you to be prepared by then. Those assigned to Major Clemson will march around Moosehead County and position yourselves to attack Moosehead City.

We attack in ten days ©JBoardman“We move-out in ten days…”

Those assigned to Major Carruthers will march to a position south of Moosehead County. Both forces will avoid the main roads and march silently at night.

Any questions?”

Episode 4—Scene 2… Meanwhile—Inside the “Seven” Danger Bay HQ… Mac called the meeting to order, “As we have only four ghost-critters, I want Boomer to team-up with AJ when he arrives, Joey to team-up with Debra, Linda to team-up with Wyatt, and Chris with me to respond where we’re needed.”

“Flutters will serve as our communications pigeon.”

Inside the “Seven” Danger Bay HQ ©JBoardman“Flutters will serve as our communications pigeon.”

“THAT ought-to work,” Boomer cracked-wise, “He is SO dependable!”

Flutters had no response—he misconstrued Boomer’s comment as a compliment.

To Be Continued…

About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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8 Responses to “Flutters will serve as our communications pigeon.”

  1. lhalvor says:

    That Flutters!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Chris Shouse says:

    Welcome back Flutters what have you been doing with yourself?🕊
    Did Buttons retire?🤠We could use Karma too 🦅

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Joey Jerkovich says:

    Joey has to take orders from Debra?

    Liked by 1 person

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