ATR 14: The Death of Joe Dalton14 Death of the Joe DaltonATR 14: The Death of Joe Dalton by A-Little-Tea-Rat
Inside were only a woman and a girl of about eight years old. The man of the house was missing, and the girl shrieked at the intruder’s appearance. Joe sneered with satisfaction, and he allowed himself to savor his vile pleasure for a moment as he watched the shivering pair Then he shot a hole through their floor to show he meant business. He deserved this after all this time of misery since he found Jack in that stupid little house with his stupid little life and measly little children.
Joe sniggered as he followed the woman’s gaze to the other side of the little house where rest a rifle that she could never hope to get to without the risk of Joe’s gunfire.
“There’s no use fighting,” he hissed. “You’re completely surrounded by the rest of the gang just outside! I want food. Supplies. Money. Now!” And he growled a good, mean coyote growl.
The girl began to cry. The woman gave Joe what he wanted.
ATR 13: The Daltons, Storm-bound and Determined13 The Daltons, Storm-bound and DeterminedATR 13: The Daltons, Storm-bound and Determined by A-Little-Tea-Rat
“Do you actually like this stuff, Jack?” asked William who was placing a feed sack back into place rather roughly.
With Joe now staying with Averell (whether he was helping was debatable) William had to work with Jack. Although it made Jack a little uncomfortable leaving Joe alone with Caitlin and his children he did not think Joe would do anything now with his mind so fixed on Averell’s quick recovery. Anyway he did like some help with chores. The reaping was finished but today after taking care of the animals the wheat and corn kernels had to be separated from the stalks. The corn then had to be put in the silo for the animals, the wheat and potatoes packed to be sold or saved for the winter for the family’s own consumption, and William to say the least, did not look forward to any of this with much relish.
At least William had not been asked to clean the stalls, but it can be supposed that Jack decided that William w