Lady Justice (byBettyHT)

SUMMARY:  This is my Chaps and Spurs entry for April.  The topic is temporary insanity which was introduced in that era and tried out as a defense at a fictional trial in Virginia City.  The jury is going to have to deal with a complex issue so the call goes out for better educated citizens, and guess who gets tapped for jury duty?

Rating:  PG  Word count = 1678

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Pony Joe (by Cheaux)

Summary:   Joe, eager to find something to call his own, joins the Pony Express with Adam’s help.Aside from a passing reference to Ben’s investment in the Pony Express, this story is unrelated to the Season 7 episode “Ride the Wind” which was out of sync with history.  The Pony Express existed for 18 months from April 1860 to October 1861 when Joe was 18.

Rating:  T  (5,700 words)

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Only One Returns (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  The third story in the Confederacy of Dunces series, this story takes the family on a dangerous ride.  Gunmen want to make a reputation by gunning down the fastest Cartwright, but he’s not willing to fight.  They decide on a way to draw him out while another brother faces personal tragedy that makes him examine what he’s doing with his life.

Rating:  T  Word count:  12,774

A Confederacy of Dunces Series, links to all the stories within the series included.

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