Daily Archives: August 20, 2011

Finding Scout-Part 3

Another cowboy hangs back at the door listening.   As I move toward the door to go back outside and wait, the supervisor says  “Hey, here’s Manuel now.”  I look around, step outside the door, scan about and see nobody prisoner-like to walk toward.  And then it strikes me that the clean cut, good-looking young cowboy next to me is my gang member, my horse trainer, Manuel.  Embarrassed, I dodge back in and offer my hand.  He takes it with a firm dry grasp and, looking me straight in the eyes, says “I’m pleased to meet you, ma’am.   Did you see your horse?”

“Yes, I did.  But he’s not at all what I was expecting.”

“Is something wrong with him?” he asks with concern, his eyebrows wrinkling in consternation.

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