The Coyote Killers

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Short Serialized Sleepy-time Stories for Saturday and Sunday presents:

~ Coyote Killers ~

A story that is just for our weekend visitors and will be deleted by Monday morning.

Coyote Killers – Part I

Bill Frakes was a sheepman from Argentina. He came up to California for the opportunities which awaited him. He ended up homesteading along the Mojave near the old Camp Cady.

Coyote Killers – Part II

Life as a sheep rancher could be mundane, but Bill kept things mixed up. Once, to have some help on his ranch, took in a young parolee who needed a place to stay. At night Bill would take his boots and hide them so the young man would not escape. One morning Bill woke up to find his boots as well as the kid, missing.

Coyote Killer’s – Part III

Frakes was angry when he burst out the door in his stocking feet. He found the varmint’s trail in the sandy riverbed immediately. After all, he knew what his boot track looked like. He force-marched downstream and found the culprit cowering behind a bush. Frakes beat the kid about the shoulders and head and kicked him a few times to additionally make his point. Bill yanked his boots off of him and made him walk back to the cabin barefoot. It is my understanding the kid left the place in the custody of the Sheriff and barefoot. Furthermore, I heard the kid died in prison after being either shivved with a shank or shanked with a shive.

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Coyote Killers – Part IV

Apparently hobbling by stripping off a criminal’s boots was fairly common place as an enhancement to security. Jails could often be just a backroom in a shack and easy to escape from. Years later, after Bill’s episode, there was a kid sheriff out in Greenwater east of Death Valley. The kid was only 19, but he was big, well over 6 foot tall. He was the kind of guy that was well-liked and commanded respect. Charles Brown made an arrest at a saloon to quell a drunken argument turned fight that had busted up a chair. Charles decided to let him sleep it off and settle up for the damaged chair and be on his way sober and in the morning. But that wasn’t what fate had in store for Charles. …

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Coyote Killers – Part V

Charlie had decided to spend the night guarding the prisoner. After taking his boots and throwing them up on the roof, Charlie kicked off his own boots and was soon snoring away at his desk. That’s when the jailbird tip-toed out of his room and across the wood floor stealing Charlie’s big boots for his escape.

Even though the young Sheriff slept another 3 hours before he realized there had been an escape, the way over-sized boots had been an impediment to progress slowing the escapee down considerably. The barefoot Sheriff removed his boots from the man and they made the walk back together discussing how the charges for escape would affect his sentence.

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Coyote Killers – Part VI

There’s one other story about a deserter from the U.S. Army who was caught on a stolen horse and was made to walk barefoot back to camp, but I really need to get back to the story about Mr. Frakes.

So old Bill Frakes, being a dutiful shepherd, was always on the lookout for ways of protecting his flock from predators. like coyotes, Coyotes could decimate a flock of sheep. Bill learned the local sheep, the Bighorn sheep, could fret a coyote pretty seriously. The big sheep had no fear of them and would kick them to death if given the opportunity. All things considered, Bill came up with the perfect idea.

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Part VII

Coyote Killers – Part VI

There’s one other story about a deserter from the U.S. Army who was caught on a stolen horse and was made to walk barefoot back to camp, but I really need to get back to the story about Mr. Frakes.

So old Bill Frakes, being a dutiful shepherd, was always on the lookout for ways of protecting his flock from predators. like coyotes, Coyotes could decimate a flock of sheep. Bill learned the local sheep, the Bighorn sheep, could fret a coyote pretty seriously. The big sheep had no fear of them and would kick them to death if given the opportunity. All things considered, Bill came up with the perfect idea. Mix breed Bighorn and domestic sheep.

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Coyote Killers – Part VIII – Conclusion

As far as anyone can tell bill proceeded with his experiments and was not really heard of all that much afterwards. One visitor to the ranch said he’d some “obviously sad and misguided creatures,” tied to a post near a trough, and heard a sheep crying from a cabin in the distance. It has been generally accepted that Dr. Frakes was not successful as a genetic engineer.

the end.