Angered by the appearance of a White man at his holy ceremony, a dispute erupts. However, fate has brought them together, and despite their differences they find themselves traveling the same path - although neither one has a known destination. One morning they top a rise in the plain and see a small town resting peacefully in the distance. The town is Walking Horse, Arkansas, and upon seeing it a strange feeling of contentment settles over them. Two Dogs touches his heart, then moves his hand out and away, giving the Indian sign for warmth and good feeling (friendship). Rufus T., who has been schooled in the 'signs', sees the gesture and nods his agreement. Somehow they know this quiet little town is what they've been searching for. What they don't know is that this quiet little town is an experiment, established 100 years ago by extraterrestrials, and that a spaceship is on its way to earth to terminate the experiment.
A series of comical situations, which serve to describe the character and attitude of the people of Walking Horse, lead them to August 2, 1895, two days before the towns 100th birthday. Five miles outside the town is Tyler Valley, 50,000 acres of rich farm land shaped like a huge bowl - flanked on three sides by mountains and across the western edge by Nolan's Ridge. Under the cover of darkness, the spaceship drifts into position over Tyler Valley, causes it to fill with water, and submerges there to hide while the occupants go about their business. With the arrival of the Potentate aboard the spacecraft, the future of Walking Horse, Arkansas is in serious doubt. Can our hero save the town?
About the Author
Gary Lendennie is the CEO of GG Publications, Inc. a newspaper publishing corporation in California. Gary graduated Hawthorne HS in California in 1962 and joined the Marines in 1963. He served in Viet Nam and received an honorable discharge from active duty in 1967. While working as an aerospace engineer, he majored in Journalism at a local college and started a weekly newspaper. Gary now oversees three weekly newspapers under the GG Publications banner. His next book, The Communications Gap, is an account of his experience in the Marines. The Communications Gap will be available in book stores and e-books in early spring.
The Potentate of Walking Horse * by Gary Lendennie
Publication Date: November 19, 2012
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