IHMN 2: Hold the Ranch!
In the last episode (which you can find here) Sir Rupert and his chums had faced a setback. Dirk Beauregard had been captured by the Black Dragon Tong. Goonda had received a nasty bump on the head. Lady Constant Anne-Oyannce Payne had been about as much use as a chocolate fireguard and was still moaning about the lack of civilisation in the New World. Count Otto von Wahnbildt was still cussing in German. Sir Rupert's black mood hadn't lightened any. And as for Sergeant Reynolds and Private Gathering? Well, they were simply trying to keep their heads down and not exacerbate the situation.
Major Payne and his wife Lady Constant decided to return to the hotel. Having assured everyone that Goonda was perfectly fine, Sir Rupert led his companions to Wurts Ranch. Of course, we use the term led in the loosest possible sense. Sir Rupert hadn't a clue where it was. That they arrived in one piece was perhaps a miracle in itself. He'd blustered, shouted at and generally offended every American he'd met along the way. And it wasn' going to get any better once they turned off the dirt road onto the Ranch either...
Unsure whether it was the threat of violence in general or Sir Rupert's calm assurances that everything would be okay when a rather blue and cold looking Sasquatch appeared, but the verbal fracas came to an abrupt end. Suddenly it was as if they were the best of friends.