My daughter's continuing fascination with the Lone Ranger often manifests itself as untimely requests for spontaneous storytelling. Common venues for such tales include the grocery store, the drive home from day care, and this week, while in the swimming pool for the umpteenth time since vacation began. Here is a small selection of the characters that the Lone Ranger and Tonto have encountered as I have scrambled to come up with material for wild western adventures.
Captain Pierre, Louisiana ship captain and treasure hunter
The Mayor of Austin
The Miners of Silver City, Colorado
Professor Smartypants, goodly steampunk inventor
Mr. Cunningham, owner of Cunningham's General Store
The Editor of the Cactus Gulch Gazette
Dirty Dan Daniels and his brothers, the Daniels Brothers Gang
One Eyed Pete McCoy
Professor Thaddeus Q. Nasty, evil steampunk inventor
Captain Chronos, Time Pirate
"P" is for "Prongalope"
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