Friday, April 7, 2017
Photo Friday: Circle C Hall of Shame Part 1
Here's the first part of my Hall of Shame of various troublemakers in my life, from about age 12 right on up to age 18. Which is your "favorite" bad guy? Feel free to comment and let me know if the pictures match your vision of them from reading my adventures.
1. Since it was gloomy and barely dawn, I can't remember the drifter's features. I just remember he knocked me out and stole Taffy. So he's a "shadow man." (Long Ride Home)
2. Felicity Livingston & 3. Randall Livingston. (Long Ride Home)
My first real antagonist, Felicity scared me half to death! So smug and sure of herself, that's Felicity. (I was so young back then. I don't think she would scare me now.) Her father was a tall, rich, menacing-looking fellow who ran the town and always got his way. Can people change? You will have to stay tuned for an upcoming Slice of Life post from Andi's Journal.
4. Mr. Foster
I nearly ran him over, so what do you expect? He and I did not get along for a whole year. Of course, saving his daughter Virginia's life did turn his attitude toward me around a little bit. By the time I finished my schooling, he and I were on pretty good terms. Probably we were both glad to see me out of his classroom. (Dangerous Decision)
5. Virginia Foster
She and I never hit it off, and I could never figure out why. Okay, maybe I know a small reason why. She didn't take to that snake in her desk the very first day of school. But honestly, it was not my fault. In the end, she apologized for all the trouble she gave me and I even kept my promise to teach her how to ride. I think you will be surprised to find out who she ends up marrying (well, I know who is courting her right now. Care to guess?) Dangerous Decision
6. Jed Hatton
Justin and I were both fooled by this killer's story of innocence. He took me hostage from the schoolroom and ended up accidentally shooting me. Eeek! That is an adventure I will never forget. He also comes back to haunt me in another adventure five years later. He's like a bad penny that keeps turning up. The weird thing is . . . he still has fond memories of me and always calls me "little lady." (Dangerous Decision and Courageous Love)
He's a handsome fellow, and under other circumstances I wouldn't mind having him for a brother-in-law. But he's also a sneak, a liar (he told me his name was T.J. Silver), a stagecoach robber, and a bad husband and father to my sister and her kids. Just because he saved my life at the end doesn't mean I'm ready to accept him and forget all his wrongdoings. But that gesture does show there is hope for Troy. He needs to throw himself on the mercy of God. (Family Secret)
8. Feng Chee
By far, this is one of the scariest members of my Hall of Shame bad guys. He kidnapped Jenny and me (because we were interfering with his plans to sell Lei Min). If we hadn't escaped, I'd be writing this from someplace in the Orient (or probably dead by now). He's a creepy fellow, who posed as a cook for Miss Whitaker's Academy. Glad he got what's coming to him (a long prison sentence, I hope, since buying and selling people is against the law in these United States). San Francisco Smugglers
9. Miss Edith Whitaker
She was not a dangerous antagonist, but sometimes she was mean as second skimmings. It would have been an easy matter to let me stay with Aunt Rebecca, Kate, and the kids those two terms I spent at her young ladies' academy, but no! I was forced to stay there. I know she had her pupils best interests in mind, but she was inflexible and always afraid of a scandal (hence making all of us act prim and proper at all times). It surprises me that she never knew what was going on in her school's kitchen with Feng Chee and little Lin Mei.
San Francisco Smugglers
Go here for Part 2 of the Circle C Hall of Shame.