Monday, May 25, 2015
The Union Goon
Gustav was a bachelor at 62 years old. He had never married and lived in the same house he was born in. His mother died some years before.
Strathie was able to live on a small, regular income he received from the sale of some property his mother had left him.
While waiting for his dinner, there was knock on the door and when Strathie answered it, he saw two men standing on his doorstep.
Gustav's back was pressed against the hall-stand, his face was bleeding. In desperation, he grabbed hold of the gun butt and got his finger on the trigger and... pulled.
The gun fired and the attacker released his grip on the barrel, sliding to the floor. Gustav stood with the gun in his hand.
The other man rushed at Gustav so he raised the gun and fired again. This time, he missed and the bullet shattered the glass in the front door. The would be assailant turned and ran.
"Who the hell are you, anyway?" There was no reply.
Gustav went out on the porch, gun still in hand, and asked a passer-by to call the police and an ambulance. When they arrived, the man was dead. Strathie was taken to a hospital for treatment and, after he made a statement, was taken into custody pending further investigation into the matter.
Meanwhile the dead man's wallet was looked through and he was identified as Clayton Stratton - the man who hit Ronald Clark.
I hope you find the beauty around you.