Sleigh Bells Ringing
The outlaw leader was bound up with ropes the women had found. Now, Kristie said, “The other outlaw is riding up now, Shell. This time, you better get the gun loaded.”
“I know, Kristie. I don’t want to, but I’m going to have to. He probably has a gun on him.”
After a few minutes, the outlaw swung open the door, and said, “John, I’ve got the ransom note put in the sleigh, and . . .” Suddenly, he noticed a gun was pointed at him. Before he could say anything, or get his gun out, he heard the other gun being cocked.
“Outlaw, get your hands in the air, or I might have to shoot this gun. I don’t want to, but I have to do what I have to do to get us out of here. Now hold still, and Julie-Anne’s going to tie you up. One move and you’ll be dead.” Shell said it all with a confident, mean voice, but inwardly, she was trembling. Julie-Anne moved towards the outlaw, and Shell kept the gun pointed at him. After tying him up, they took his gun and made him move towards a chair and sit down on a chair, which they tied him up onto, also.
Suddenly, they heard a jingling of bells. Julie-Anne and Shell rushed to the window, while Kristie stayed and watched the outlaws.
“It’s Mr. Kalid and Mr. Juckson! And all of our husbands!” Shell cried, who had reached the window first. The three women rushed out the door towards their husbands and greeted them with happiness and love. The women were all asked questions at once. They all decided to go inside and explain the situation to them.
First the women explained how they’d been abducted, and then the men explained how they’d found them. Mr. Kalid had seen the ransom note, and then he’d found the tracks of the horse. Over where the outlaws were, they were both disgusted at the reason they’d been found. Then, the men had seen the galloping horses coming towards them, which had been the women’s husbands. They had found the bells that had been thrown off and put them in their saddle bags. Mr. Juckson had come and snuck up to the house and peeked through the window, and had seen both outlaws were tied up, which had surprised all of them. They then decided to put the bells on their horses, thinking it would be a fun surprise.
The sleigh and horses hurried down the mountain, everyone thankful that everyone was safe, except the outlaws. The bells were jingling, back on their place on the sleigh. The singing of “Jingle Bells” could be heard along with the jingling of the bells as the sleighs and horses pulled back onto the well used road. “Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way, Oh, what fun it is ride, In a one horse open sleigh . . .”
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