The Posse That Wouldn’t Quit(From Memory)
Currently there is a popular game being played on the ASJ Collection website messageboard called Quipable Kid, Noteworthy Heyes or something close to that. The idea is to post a quote from one of the boys. The next person posts which character said the quote,what episode it is from and posts the next quote. As you can see this is a real test of one’smemory. Incredible as it may seem, I’ve never played this game. That doesn’t mean mymemory is lousy, it just means that, well, it means I‘ve never played that game. But it occurred to me that people may get the wrong idea and think I have a rotten memory (if they think about it at all and why should they?). The truth is I can quote the show as well as anyone, and to prove it I’m not going to quote one meager line; I’m going to write awhole episode from memory. One that I haven’t watched for a couple of months. So hereit is
Author’s note: On occasion a character’s thoughts will be described. I am sure the reader will notice that this enriches the original teleplay by adding depth to the psychological aspects of the story. This may lead to some subtle differences between the episode aired and my version.
Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry were on the run from a large posse. They rode their horseshard attempting to not only maintain a lead on the men following, but in the hopes of losing them as well. So far they were unsuccessful. They halted on a ridge overlookingthe riders to allow their horses to breathe."Heyes, you seen how many are following us?""Haven't stopped to count."The Kid looked at the men below. Quietly he began, "one, two, three…""Kid, we really don't have time for this.""Why'd you stop me? Now I have to start all over. One, two, three, four…"Heyes sighed. He waited impatiently for his friend to finish."Thirteen, there's thirteen of 'em. You know what that means?""Yeah, it's a baker's dozen. C'mon, let's get going."