*******Las Vegas, an hour later******
The wagon train had to wait outside town, but Danny and Jethro followed the thugs through the winding streets, eventually reaching a casino that wasn’t quite as bombed out as the rest. Inside, there were several games of poker going on, the players never looking up at the sight of the outsiders and the leather-jacketed thugs.
As they walked through the room, Jethro peered at one table, having noticed the chips were an odd color. On closer examination, Jethro realized they weren’t betting with poker chips, but much more valuable small pieces of bread. One of the thugs was annoyed by Jethro stopping, and pushed Jethro along to the back room, where a man sat in a suit that was once a high-quality piece, of clothing, but now was so torn that the barrel of the revolver that the man had attempted to conceal could be seen clearly be seen.
“I assume you’re Rembrandt”, Jethro let out.
“Why, yes, yes I am” the man replied with a slick accent.
“Well, Mr. Rembrandt, as you may have heard, our convoy has stopped in you town to sell our wares”.
“Man has tae make a livin’”, Danny piped in.
“Well, that is true”, Rembrandt quietly stated. “You best move on, the Japs charge all leaving traders a nintey percent marketplace tariff.”
“We cannae efford another dey o’ travel, laddy”, Danny burst.
“Well, we can always smuggle some goods in and out through the tunnels. We’ve been tunneling for years, as part of a passive revolt” Rembrandt remarked.
While the conversation continued, Jethro went to the back of the room and opened the liquor cabinet. Noticing some lines in the back, he moved the few bottles of whiskey and found what appeared to be a ring, he pulled, and a hidden compartment opened, making a crashing noise.
Rembrandt was very surprised when Jethro pulled out a flamethrower. He managed to sputter “When did that get there?”
Jethro replied, “I don’t know, but it’s time to kick your little revolution into overdrive.”
The revolution overdrive bit isn't fully myn, guess where it's from
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good-Rom12:21
You'll never find a cup of tea deep enough or a book long enough to suit me-CS Lewis