just_me Posted September 17, 2005 Report Share Posted September 17, 2005 It was just an ordinary Saturday afternoon when Bo and Luke Duke drove their orange racecar in to town. They had started their day with beer and donuts together with their best friend Cooter Davenport at his garage. After this weekly ritual they had been putting up fences, they knocked over the day before during playing catch with Enos and now they drove in to town to run some errands their uncle Jesse had sent them for. â€œIf you keep driving like this â€˜cus, I think Iâ€™m gonna hide your car keys someday.â€ Luke said with a complaining tone in his voice. â€œIâ€™m not planning on putting up fences every Saturday ya know.â€ Bo gave him an annoyed look, â€œCute Luke, very cute. It ainâ€™t my fault Enos is driving better each day. He almost had us yesterday. If I didnâ€™t drove us through oll man Davis his fence we would have ended up paying that speeding ticket.â€ Luke grinned, â€œEnos is getting better isnâ€™t he. Guess we couldâ€™ve expected that, weâ€™ve taught him everything we know.â€ Bo grinned back at his cousin. â€œYeah we sure did, and itâ€™s biting us in the tale now. Bo parked the car in front of the hardware store and the boys went in to get some nails, tools and other things Jesse had told them to get. About 15 minute later while they were loading everything in the trunk of their car they saw an early teenage boy running out of Mr. Williams grocery store and just a couple of seconds later Mr. Williams himself came out with his fist in the air. â€œSomebody catch that thieve.â€ They heard him yell. Bo and Luke saw there was no need to for them to run after the little shoplifter â€˜cause the boy was definitely out of luck and ran right in to the arms of Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane. â€œWell well lookie here.â€ Rosco said to the boy with a mean grin on his face. â€œThought you could get away right. Well not on my watch you donâ€™t khee khee.â€ The boy didnâ€™t say a word and only tried to wrestle himself loose from Roscoâ€™s firm grip. â€œYou just settle down boy before I cuff ya and stuff ya.â€ Rosco warned him. Mr. Williams had joined them now and looked at the boy as if he looked at something really disgusting â€œNothing good comes out those kids today.â€ He mumbled more to him self than to Rosco. â€œDonâ€™t you worry â€˜bout a thing sir. Iâ€™ll take care of this one personally.â€ Rosco said while putting his chest up in the air. â€œIf you just come to the station a little bit later this afternoon to press charges, Iâ€™ll make sure this little felon will get what he deserves.â€ â€œI donâ€™t care who does what as long as it gets done.â€ The grocer said grumpy and he walked back to his store. Bo and Luke had observed the whole scenario and though they didnâ€™t had up a lot with steeling they couldnâ€™t help feeling sorry for the boy, especially because of seeing Rosco having just al little to much fun in his job. Luke was the first to open his mouth. â€œHey Rosco.â€ He said in a loud voice while crossing the street. â€œDonâ€™t ya got nothinâ€™ better to do than bullying kids?â€ Rosco, who was never happy to see a Duke, especially didnâ€™t feel like talking to one right now. â€œYou just keep out of this Luke Duke. Iâ€™m just doing my duty as Sheriff here. Arresting little criminals is part of that.â€ â€œNow Rosco you know just as well as we do, Boss Hogg ainâ€™t gonna be happy if you bring in a little kid who stole some candy.â€ Bo supported his cousin. â€œAnd why would that be.â€ Rosco asked. â€œWell simple.â€ Luke said with a know-all voice.â€ â€˜'Cause it doesnâ€™t bring in any money. You canâ€™t put a fine on shoplifting and while you are wasting your time with this boy here you couldâ€™ve conned a whole lot of tourist what does make money for Boss.â€ Rosco looked a little bit stunned. â€œOe hhmm well I didnâ€™t think of that.â€ He stuttered. â€œWell why donâ€™t you just hand over the boy to us and you try to convince Mr. Williams later this afternoon not to press charges. Weâ€™ll take care of the boy and make sure he gets home and if Mr. Williams still wants to make a case out of it weâ€™ll have him back whit ya in no time.â€ Rosco seemed to be thinking about Luke proposal, but than let the boy loose. â€œAll right then but from now on youâ€™re responsible for everything this boy does. If heâ€™s steeling again Iâ€™ll make sure to throw all three of ya not in but under the jail.â€ â€œYeah Rosco you do that.â€ Bo said with a mocking smile. Rosco looked a little offended and wanted to walk away. Luke shied. â€œRosco, donâ€™t you want the boy to empty his pocket, so you can see what it is he stole and you can give it back to Mr. Williams.â€ He said on a â€˜do I have to tell you everythingâ€™ kind of tone. â€œYes of course I want that, I was just getting to that. Boy, empty your pockets!â€ The boy hadnâ€™t said a word the whole time and was just wandering who Boss Hogg was, why the Sheriff definitely didnâ€™t seem to like these two men and why they were helping him in the first place. Because he didnâ€™t wanted to ruin what looked like his saving, he did what he was told and came up with an apple and some candy bars. â€œInside pockets too please.â€ Luke said with a stern voice. The boy frowned and reached inside his jacked. â€œI only have one.â€ He mumbled while digging up a box of matches and a pocketknife. Rosco who seemed to be surprised how much stuff could come out of one kidâ€™s jacked collected all the stolen goods. â€œWell Iâ€™m gonna return this immediately to Mr. Williams and you three better be gone when I get back before I change me mind about all this.â€ Rosco tried to sound superior. â€œWe will, Rosco.â€ Luke said while putting a hand on the boys shoulder. â€œWe will.â€ Now Rosco was gone and they were walking to their car Luke thought it might be handy to introduce themselves. â€œMy name is Luke Duke.â€ He said with a friendly voice. â€œAnd this is my cousin Bo Duke. Whatâ€™s your name buddy?â€ â€œItâ€™s Nick, and Iâ€™m not your buddy.â€ The boy said cross. Luke and Bo looked a bit stunned at each other. â€œWell thatâ€™s not a very nice way to talk to people who just saved your sorry hide from the Sheriff now is it?â€ Bo reacted wound up. â€œWell I didnâ€™t ask you to.â€ Nick said still a bit provoking, but with a much softer voice and his eyes searching the floor. Bo, who didnâ€™t had up a lot with children wanted to react again, but Luke beat him to it. â€œWell Nick we told the Sheriff we would take care of ya, so better get in the car then, or if you want we can bring you back to Rosco thatâ€™s fine by us too.â€ Nick looked at him for a second and then grabbed the door handle to open the door of the car. He was amazed to find it stuck. â€œItâ€™s a racecar.â€ Luke explained before the boy could ask. â€œThe doors are welded shot. You have to clime through the window like this.â€ And he showed the boy how. Nick tried to clime trough the window with the same skills, but he couldnâ€™t help looking clumsy. Bo had to hide a grin what he didnâ€™t do well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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