“Okay Womack, lets see if you got enough to pay the tab. He pulled out his black ledger that he carried around all the time and opened it up to the page of debt by the Womack’s. “Let’s see now, you barrowed 10,000 dollars last year and agreed to pay it back within a year of which I gave you one entire year to do at 50% interest quarterly so that would come to $30,000 plus a usage fee of $3000, oh and let’s not forget the additional $2500 to store the title which is still in your name, but not for long Womack because when you can’t pay the tab today you are going to sign it completely over to me. Oh one more thing I have the two page document you signed to relinquish that farm if you could not make the payment.’ So the way I see it is you owe me E$35,500 dollars. Do you have that kind of money today Garth or is this just a bluff?” Garth smiled again and asked Heinrick to write up the agreement and amount and make up the receipt. I will complete this transaction as soon as you write this all up and get that title down here. I would really like to get back to my farm so I can get the chores done.” “You gotta show me the money first Womack, I ain’t writing nothing until I see your greens. Garth looked at one of the secretaries and asked if there was any coffee. With that He and Chance walked over and sat down at the table that was close to the wall. Heinrick became belligerent at that point. “I SAID SHOW ME YOUR MONEY FARM BOY OR I AM GOING TO LET BUCK HERE TAKE YOU DOWN TO THE JAIL.” Garth looked at the hatred in the man’s eyes and could see he was going to explode any second. “Calm down Heinrick, you’re going to give yourself a heart attack. Come on over and have a sit and we can negotiate like two grown men. You could send your stooges out for now; there isn’t going to be any fighting or anything like that. We are just going to do some business. All the people were astounded by the calmness of Garth Womack and how their slave owner, as they referred to him, was talking very loud and seemed to be on the verge of violence. Heinrick turned to the sheriff and told him to wait outside but be ready. Buck was disgusted by now and told his deputy to follow him as they left.
Outside the paymasters facilities the sheriff deputies had been standing around and spitting. They all seemed to be chewing the only legal tobacco of the time. They came to attention quick enough when their boss walked out and went straight to his car. He opened the door and dug around for a few moments then tipped a flask to his mouth and gulped down the whisky from it. He shoved it into his side pocket and told everyone to gather around. Hymme, take Ralph and Earl and get out to the Womack farm. Just park close on the county road but don’t do anything. Leech, you take Bill and Mike and go get the others down at the YE. Get whoever you can and head out to the Womack place also. We are going to kick those people out today even if we do it without them doing anything to provoke it. Oh and get those damn Limorish kids on the alert to move in when the signal is given. We may have to burn some buildings down so get the gasoline and kerosene and bring the damn dynamite also. Now get going. Buck took another drink and offered it to Johnson Trebble his only deputy that stayed with him. They might get lucky and shoot the son of bitch Womack when he came out of the paymaster building.
Carl, Ammon and Danny had washed the tanker out after all the milk had been drained into the big vats inside the factory. They received the pay from the head man who laughed with them. The big gorilla Butch was still standing in the frozen position with the other 4 men. The washout had soaked them all and since Butch had been frozen with his mouth open there seemed to be a horde of flies gathering in it. Danny told the foreman that he would release the men when they were safely away from the City. The foreman thought that was okay and was going to warn the others to steer clear of the toadies. He figured they would immediately go to Heinrick wherever he might be. They climbed into the big rig and drove to the grainery where Garth was suppose to be. Carl drove the truck around the big warehouse and they all saw the sheriff cars parked in front of the paymaster station building for the grainery. Carl pulled the truck to a stop in front of the warehouse and they watched as the sheriff came out of the building and stood around with his deputies and then watched as 6 men climbed into three of the cars and drove toward the exit gates. As they continued to watch, another car drove up and one man climbed out and hurried into the building. Danny spoke up and said “Chance has told us to go to the farm and watch for the sheriff deputies that will be sitting along side the road and the Limorish boys and the hired help are hiding in the large grove of trees to the south. He says these people are preparing to try and evict us from the farm even though we are paying off the loan. So we need to prepare to protect ourselves. He is saying that Garth and he will be along soon and Heinrick and his minions will not be able to succeed with their plan.” Carl just stared at Danny for a few minutes and then finally found his voice. “How the hell do you know this Danny we ain’t talked with Garth or Chance since we drove in here this morning?” Ammon knew that Danny was talking in the mind to Chance. He had been told all about the telepathy of the children and he could even hear other people’s thoughts at times. He turned to Carl and said “listen Carl, Danny has a gift to talk telepathically and so does Chance. You know those three girls that brought us here have many gifts and I think there may be more people waking up to their own gifts these days so I think we should do as the boy has said and get our butts back out to the farm. There is a lot to do and we are now going to have to fight for our freedoms and a place to live because of the corruption in this town.” Carl shifted the gear box and the big rig rolled out toward the exit and left the Grainery.
Inside the paymaster office, Garth sat at the table and counted the money to give to Heinrick. Little did the man know that the money had come from his own safe? Jack Richards had shown up with the title and laid it on the table. He had also brought the conveyance papers and a receipt book. Heinrick was almost shaking as Garth counted out the money. He could not believe this man had saved up the money and how did he know it was going to cost this much anyway? He watched the farmer lay down the hundreds and had to ask, “Where in the hell did you get that money Garth. I know you couldn’t have saved it all in a year?” Garth just glanced at him as he continued counting. “What was the exact amount again did you say Heinrick?” “35,500 and you still haven’t answered my question; did you rob a bank or something?” Garth decided he would tell the truth so without breaking his count he said “no Heinrick I did not rob a bank, I took it from your private stash that you coerce from the poor people that live in this county. You know, the extra taxes imposed on the goods that people need to survive. The extra moneys you impose on the fuel and the way you cheat the small farmers out of their grains and sustenance. Oh and lets not forget the interest you charge to the people that have to use you bank to store any money they might have. Does that answer your question?” The people that were in the office, had to laugh until Heinrick looked around with his ugly sour face and that shut them up. They all knew that Garth was speaking the truth about Heinrick doing all those things to get their money but they didn’t know that he was truly telling where the money came from.
Garth finished counting the money and reached for his title. The title had never been signed over to Heinrick so it was just a free clear title. “Now how about the conveyance on the fraudulent piece of paper you have and I believe this one goes with it also.” Garth pulled the second sheet from his shirt pocket and opened it up. You see Heinrick you never showed this one to me and it is the most damning piece because you intended to steal my farm with it. I need the receipt and I need your signature here and here and this little business deal will be complete. Heinrick couldn’t do anything but take his money and sign the documents. He reached out with his big fat grubby paw and took the money first and started to stand up. Garth reached out his hand and the man sat back down without a word. “Please sign these documents before you rush out of here Heinrick, I know you have some pressing business elsewhere but so do I so let’s get this done shall we?” Heinrick could not control his hand as it moved to the pen and the paper. He was fighting so hard, his forehead was sweating. He wound up signing the documents and giving the receipt over to Garth. Garth picked up the two other documents and folded them nicely and stuffed them in his pocket. Heinrick wanted to stand up but he couldn’t and he could not speak either. He wanted to scream at the sheriff to come to his rescue but that was impossible for him at the moment. Everybody in the room watched as Garth stood and said to his son, “shall we go home?” Chance was smiling as he and his father walked to the front door. Garth gave a parting shot that no one understood. “Don’t forget your men over at the milk station and we’ll see you in awhile.” With that Garth and Chance stepped out onto the porch of the building.
Buck was taking another pull on the flask when Garth and Chance stepped out of the office. He almost choked on the whiskey. He and all his deputies stood still and stared at the two Womack’s as they walked down the steps and toward their big rig. Buck wanted to pull his weapon and shoot the man but he couldn’t seem to move. It was as if he was completely numb and his muscles would not obey his minds. The deputies all seemed to be the same way. Garth and Chance climbed into the big truck and Garth started it up. As he slowly drove by the sheriff and his deputies he called out to them and said “See you later boys” and drove out the exit gate a few minutes later. In the yard at the milk factory, 5 men fell down as they became unfrozen. Butch began to choke and spit wildly as the wad of flies left his mouth. He fell into a big puddle of grimy water and rolled out quickly. His minions had all fallen onto the muddy dirt surface and when they finally stood up they were covered with mud. Butch began to curse profusely and spit in-between his ranting language. “I am going to kill me some Womack boys.” He looked at his gang and said “get your butt’s washed off and let’s find Mr. Limorish; we got some killin to do.”
Inside the paymaster’s office of the grainery, Heinrick swung his arm outward and fell over in the chair he was sitting in. He landed on the floor backwards and rolled to the side. He stood up as fast as he could and looked around. He had seen Garth take all the paperwork and he had fought to keep from signing anything but he had no control. All the people in the office were standing around and staring at him. He could swear they were laughing at him so he yelled “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU LOOKING AT, DON’T YOU PEOPLE HAVE WORK TO DO?” He spun around and walked toward the door. Richards the banker hurried after him and they both went out the door. On the porch, Heinrick watched the sheriff and his deputy’s fall down almost in tandem. It would have been funny to anybody but them. They all fell into their own spit of tobacco juice except Buck Buchanan who was crawling toward his flask of whiskey. Heinrick turned to Richards and handed the money to him and said “take this down to the bank and make sure no one takes any money out today.” He turned back to the sheriff and the deputies. “GET YOUR BUTTS UP AND LET’S GET OUT TO THE WOMACK’S DAMNIT. YOU LET THAT BASTARD GET AWAY.”
Cassie and Jaclyn had parked the truck close to the dock and went into the store and proceeded to buy the feed for the chickens and other small creatures that lived on the farm. They also picked up some clothes for Jaclyn and moved to the grocery area to buy some amenities for the bunk houses. They would have to do a bigger shopping excursion later but today was just a start. While they were walking through the isles of the grocery, three young boys from the YE farm began to follow them. Cassie could hear their thoughts and knew they meant to cause trouble. Jaclyn could hear them also and then they started making nasty remarks and sexual innuendo’s while they pulled things off the shelves. Cassie finally spoke to them without turning around and said “Why don’t you little children go and play in your pig sty?” Larry, Darrel and Marty Haverstock had been told to go and harass the Womack girl when she was spotted going into the feed and department store. All three of them lived on the YE farm with their families. Cassie had altercations with them before and especially when she went to the school. The boys were unruly and acted like bullies just like their parents. Today was no different. Larry was the oldest and he tried to get physical with Jaclyn first. He grabbed her arm from behind and spun her around. “Listen you little, uhhhhh” was all he got out of his filthy mouth as he doubled over and fell to his knees. Jaclyn’s survival instinct took over and she kicked the boy in the crotch as he spun her around. Cassie was turning at the same time and watched as Larry received his reward. Darrel and Marty backed up quickly and both of them laughed. Such brotherly love Cassie thought. Larry was down and breathing hard or hardly breathing while he held himself between his legs. He gasped his next words “stop laughing you two and get these girls out back, we are going to make them wish they never came here.” He looked up with tears in his eyes and tried to stand. Darrel and Marty started to move in when all three of them found themselves in the thick muck of the pig sty on the YE farm. The pigs were still grunting and wallowing in the sty and the pig poop and pee smell was ripe as the boys began to scream and wail while trying to drag themselves out of the pit. Cassie and Jaclyn finished their shopping and loaded the truck. They both were laughing as Cassie drove away from the store.
Bobby Weingarten and Tom Greensboro finished loading the lumber and extra materials and tools they had purchased from the big lumber and tool store and climbed in to go to the feed store to get the hay and feed for the cows. When they left the lumber yard two pickups with two or three people in the back pulled out and began to follow them. They noticed the occurrence and continued to the feed store. They pulled the truck up to a dock and lowered a tailgate onto the ramp surface. As they did this the two pickups pulled up to the front of them and blocked the truck. The men in the back jumped out and gathered in a group as two men from each cab jumped out and moved to the head of the group. One man stepped out and asked “What you two think you are doing? This ramp is for Limorish people only and your Womack truck does not have permission to park here.” Bobby spoke up and said “We don’t see any sign that says we can’t use this dock so why don’t you and your toads go back to where you can do some good, shall we say get your butts back to your slave masters farm?” The men started to spread out and move to make a ring around Bobby and Tom. Some of them jumped up on the dock and came at them from both sides.
Both Bobby and Tom had been trained in the special forces of the Army and knew how to fight hand to hand and with martial arts. The men that were closing in on them had no idea what they were doing. The Limorish slaves thought they would take the two men and beat them to death. The first one to attack wound up on the parking lot below with a bloody face and was out. The next one flew through the air and had a broken nose and screamed as he landed on the pavement and broke his hip. Two more pulled their knives out and charged. They wound up with broken arms and sliced sides as they landed on the dock. They were bleeding profusely and moaning. The men kept coming at Tom and Bobby but it was useless as they wound up being kicked backwards and put out of commission. The ones that stayed on the parking lot below tried to climb up but were kicked back down and the drivers decided to run away so they climbed back in the pickups and drove away from the docks. Bobby and tom rolled the ones that were incapacitated off the docks and listened to them cry and whine when they hit the pavement below. They both continued into the feed store and bought the hay and grain sacks that was on the list they had been given from Cassie. When it was all loaded they climbed aboard the truck and drove toward the farm.