In the summer of 1880 Billy Thompson was in the salon shootout at Ogallala, Nebraska. After shooting the law kept him under guard in the town's only hotel "House Ogallala" until it could not be tried and hanged – that was the contract for all residents. His brother, Ben Thompson, a well-known gambler and gun, was convinced that the crowd in Ogallala waiting when he comes after Billy. He had reason to believe that if he & # 39 appear, they are going to arrange a tie for two. Beragayuchy rates, Ben called an old friend of Bath Mastersana free his brother from the clutches of what was considered a crooked law Ogalaly.
It all started when Billy was afraid of addiction local whore with the infamous nickname of the Great Alice. salon owner named Bill Tucker claimed attempts without work and Billy warned to stay away from the girl. Billy, who did not know the warnings, continued to communicate with the Great Alice, until he decided to confront Takeru in its salon "Cowboy". Lowering intestine filled with liquor, Billy rushed to the area and ripped a quick shot at Takeru. The bullet caught the salon owner in his hand when he gave customers a glass of whiskey. Tucker quickly listed the fingers on his left hand and found that it lacks the thumb and three other fingers were mutilated. He grabbed the bar towel, wrapped his bloody hand and ducked behind the counter. Beat, thinking that he had killed the man, he took the gun and went out of the cabin.
Tucker was far from dead. He stretched due to the bar to cut the twin-barrel gun. He ran to the door and placed his hand good ten calibres in the Thompson, both barrels blasting. Billy, who was at some distance from the cabin, moved forward into the street with five wounds in the back and buttocks. Takeru friends sent it to the house for medical help, until the law is pulled Billy Ogallala to the house where he was treated and taken prisoner.
Since Ben Thompson saved his life, or for any reason, Mastersan felt obliged to help Ben find his wayward brother from trouble Ogalaly, and he took the train to Nebraska. Arriving in the city, which was little more than a few buildings with irregular cutting, which huddled around the line of the Pacific Union on the north coast of South Platte River Bat examined the situation and found that he having bad odds. Billy wound made him unfit for riding, so Batu had to come up with another way to get him out of town. He told Billy to pretend that he was so weak that he could not get away until he came up with a plan.
Going once, Bath became friends with a young deputy, who was assigned to guard Billy in the hotel. They were playing cards to pass the time, and often Bat deliver the drinks. Then a few days later Bat saw his opportunity on Sunday night, when the entire community was dance, which was held in the school building on the outskirts of the city. Sheriff, who was the best player in this field, loved to play and kept the crowd dancing until the next morning.
Night Dancing House Ogallala empty, leaving only Bata, Billy, deputy and bartender named Jim Dunn. Mastersan Dunn managed to bribe him to put his "Mickey Finn" in one of the temples, which he ordered, and the guard. The guard knocked narcotic drink, and Bath has called for the next round. A few minutes after drinking the second guard fell to the floor in a stupor. Bat paid the bartender and threw himself into Billy's room, where they put the wounded. Then he rolled his Billy in the carpet, lifted it over his shoulder and carried her into custody. They arrived just as the train pulled into the station at about midnight. Bat took the train threw Billy into the seat, and they quietly went to North Platte fifty miles east of Ogallala.
About two o'clock in the morning they went to the North platform where Beth took over his shoulder Thompson, and descended the stairs to the station. It was dark black, but on the street, Mastersan could see the gas lamps interior Dave Perry. He managed to bring Billy through the cabin door and put it on the pool table. Lucky that Bill Cody was in the lounge, drinking and telling your friends the tale. Beth explained their difficult situation, and Cody, ever the showman, dramatically vowed that he would personally see to it that they do not fall into the hands of the authorities Ogalala and allow them to return to Dodge City.
Here's where the story gets a comedic twist. Without telling his wife, Cody presented Mastersanu new phaeton buggy and well-bred horse to carry Billy Nebraska. In addition, he proposed to allow them to go along with a group of dignitaries, which he led to a trip to a big early cattle at about twenty-five miles south of North Platte. The Europeans, who sent General Sheridan, went to the west, to a first-hand look at frontier borders, and Cody was in charge of escorting them to the China Ranch. Twenty foreigners willingly carried the famous Beef Bill to lead them on a wild plain, and he was in his element – full of grand gestures and dramatic flair.
If the caravan gathered, Cody asked Mastersana drive his van and double Fuhrmann allow another handle to drive the buggy, carrying Thompson. Bat quickly discovered that the car was loaded with disgrace a small amount of food and a massive amount of alcoholic beverages. All riders receive a strong drink, and then Cody signaled the group to go on a trip. For a short time traveling, Cody stopped drivers to stop for rest, which included a liberal amount of "liquid refreshments". He repeated this routine a few stops, until the caravan had already ancient times, but it was harder and harder to stay in the saddle.
Finally, Cody, resting in the saddle, under the & # 39; went to the mess and confused. He immediately fell asleep, and Batu left to manage a group to the south. The bat, which also had its own liquid, barely able to move on the car and after a short distance on the track and hit a truck turned over on his back. Mastersan was broken off the wagon, but Cody was trapped under a bed, covered with a cargo of "snacks". The bat landed on his face and looked bloody wound in his lower lip. They and others have managed to fix the cart, only to discover that Cody was intact and was not surprised that there was thunder.
They finally got to the ranch China, where they had dinner and Cody sober, to amuse his entourage legendary shooting skills and drive. The next morning Mastersan grooming swollen lip and a massive hangover, phaeton pulled Mrs. Cody and went to Dodge City with Billy. Soon after leaving the ranch massive black cloud ahead of them in the west, pouring them into the torrential rains cooling rains. There is still rain on a couple during the rest of the journey of two hundred miles.
A few days the crew Mrs. Cody moved to Dodge City with Mastersanam at the reins and Thompson, wrapped in a wet coat of buffalo. Both were covered in dirt and thoroughly soaked. Shivering, Bath urged the tired horse to your favorite hotel, which has always been a hot tub and decent food. Billy moved out of the house of buffalo and demanded that they first stopped at a telegraph office, where he spent the sheriff Ogalala. The report said that he had arrived safely in the Dodge and the sheriff could find him there, if he wants to come and pick him up.
For years, Billy Thompson was accused of many things, but never, never were very bright. Luckily for Billy the sheriff decided it was not worth the effort, and let the matter drop.