Too BAD—you LOSE!

BATTLE Banner ©JBoardmanPREVIOUSLY: Inside Fort Wabanquot… Lt. Seth Adams met with his sergeant, James Armstrong, “Jimmy, it’s time for us to make a plan.”

“A plan, sir?”

“Yes, we’re the only regular army stationed in Moosehead County, and we’re being left behind by Colonel Red Cloud—a MILITIA officer.”

“That’s true, Seth. What are you suggesting?”

“A mixed-race force is just wrong—Indians in Moosehead County control too much of the county. We need to change that and put them in their place.”

“I agree, Seth, what are you suggesting?”

“That we throw our lot with Colonel Bell.”

“That would be mutiny, Seth.”

“I think that Fort Leavenworth will side with us.”

“And if they don’t?”

“With Bell’s help, we’ll take over the county, Leavenworth be damned!”

Season 17—Adventure 5—BATTLE!—Episode 3—Scene 1… Captain Boomer’s small force circled outside Moosehead County and re-entered the county from the north some distance from Moosehead City.

They were on a trail high on a bluff overlooking the main road. A trail that neither Bell or any of his people knew existed.

“I suggest we stop and deploy here.”

“Okay, Jimmy,” Boomer replied, “Why?”

“My horse senses other horses nearby.”

“Good enough for me—dismount everyone and grab your long-guns.”

Bell’s men arrived a half-hour later.

Jimmy Silverthorn saw them approaching ©JBoardmanBell’s men arrived a half-hour later.

They would not leave—alive.

Too BAD—you LOSE!

Milton Bell would wonder what went wrong when he didn’t hear from that star-crossed gaggle of bad-guys.

By the time he got around to wondering—he might just be realizing his plan wasn’t as good as his ego thought it was.

Or not.

Episode 3—Scene 2… Several hours later… In Colonel Bell’s Headquarters… Col. Bell was alone in his hideout when he heard a knock on the door, surprising him—just a little, “May I help you?”

“No sir,” the man replied, “But I CAN help you.”’

Adams meets with Bell ©JBoardman“But I CAN help you.”

“How so?”

“My name is Adams, Lieutenant Seth Adams—and I have a fort and counting myself, ten experienced men willing to join you.”

“Interesting,” Bell replied, “How about we move into the fort?”

“You could—but understand the fort isn’t impregnable, it can be a trap.”

“Understood,” Bell replied, “I’m not without military experience—my rank of colonel was earned during the Civil War.”

“Perhaps we can meet at the fort and see what we can do to make it more secure as a base of operations.”

“We can,” Bell replied, “Tell me—WHY are you making this offer?”

“Because—this county is run by Indians.”

“Ah—I agree.”

Our story will be Continued…

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About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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4 Responses to Too BAD—you LOSE!

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    I really do not like Bigots and especially traitorous one. Can I be the one to take out Adams and Bell?

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