Chris has a plan…

Manhunt Banner ©J. BoardmanPreviously: “Welcome gentlemen!” Janet Smith exclaimed, “We’ve been looking forward to your arrival.”

Travis Johnson, Willie McGraw, Hal Barber, Eric Wilson, and Fred Thompson—all tipped their respective hats—Johnson was the first to speak, “Thank you, Ma’am, we’re looking forward to learn more about your operation.”

“You all have reservations at the hotel in Deadwood,” Willie Jones said, “Once you get settled-in—take some time exploring Deadwood—and then acquaint yourselves with our Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon.”

“As I understand it,” Hal Barber said, “We’ll be working there as bouncers.”

“Yes—and gamblers,” Smith replied, “In fact mostly as gamblers who beat the odds and win some decent money.”

“But—we don’t keep our winnings.”

“Yup.”

Season 17—Adventure 11—MANHUNT—Episode 10… Scene 1… Inside Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon… It HAD to happen—sooner or later, one man who believed he’d been cheated out of his money by the in-house gamblers.

He hadn’t, but that didn’t matter—he came-in shooting with several of his friends.

Shootout at Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon ©J. BoardmanHe hadn’t, but that didn’t matter—he came-in shooting with several of his friends.

House gamblers Travis Johnson, Willie McGraw, Hal Barber & Eric Wilson were all shot—with McGraw and Johnson killed.

It had been at least five years since there had been a shooting resulting in so many wounded and killed in the saloon.

Janet Smith & Willie Jones just knew their time in Deadwood was about over, “We must leave now, Willie!”

“Let’s go,” Willie replied.

In all the excitement—nobody noticed that they left.

Episode 10… Scene 2… Outside Fort Dakota… Captain Boomer and Captain Lincoln arrived at Fort Dakota.

Captain Boomer and Captain Lincoln arrived at Fort Dakota ©J. BoardmanCaptain Boomer and Captain Lincoln arrived at Fort Dakota.

“Friendly Natives, Captain?”

“They are quite friendly—and a necessary ally,” Boomer replied, “There simply not enough regular troopers to patrol the Black Hills.”

“I expect that means the Wyoming part as well.”

“Exactly,” Lt. Jerkovich replied, “So we’re stretched very thin.”

Episode 10… Scene 3… Inside the Posse Hideout… Chris has a plan… It had been only a day or so since Captain Boomer and company had been mustered into the local militia—and he just sent a telegram.

“Boomer and the others will not be returning anytime soon,” Wyatt began, “And the Deadwood town marshal has been bought and paid-for by the criminal element here in Deadwood. “We’ll remain here and clean-up the town.”

“That sounds like fun!” Chris exclaimed.

Inside the Posse Hideout Chris has a plan ©J. Boardman“That sounds like fun!”

“You have a warped sense of fun, m’dear,” Wyatt replied.

“Thank you.”

This ends another RIVETING ADVENTURE—But our story? Our story will be Continued…

About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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2 Responses to Chris has a plan…

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    Wyatt knows me so well 🙂 Just think I used to be this peaceful animal rescue person and took care of wolves in the forest. (and other such magical creatures) 🙂

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