posted by Seanthehedgehog
The evening of July 4, 1892
James: *Having soup*
Martha: Is everything ok?
James: No. Every worker is going on strike, and they forced me to join them.
Martha: What are you talking about?
James: Larry, and Jack. They made me join them for the strike. I didn't want to, but I had no choice.
Martha: Well, what are you going to do?
James: What they tell me to do I guess.
Toby: Everything will be ok Dad. Sooner, or later the strikers will stop, and everything will be ok again.
James: Thanks Toby.
???: *Knocks on door*
James: Hmm, who could that be? *walks to front door*
???: James? Are you in there?
James: *Opens door* Who are you?
???: I'm Deputy Roebuck. I've heard from somepony named Philander Knox that you were involved with the homestead strike.
James: Unfortunately, yes.
Deputy Roebuck: *Gives James handbill* Pay us, or we arrest your family. Good day *Leaves house*
James: I can't believe this.
James: I didn't do anything, and they're giving me a HANDBILL!!!! *Rips up handbill*
Martha: Kids, go to your room.
Toby & Melissa: *Going to their room*
Martha: James, let's talk about this.
James: No. I'm sorry Martha, but I gotta deal with this tomorrow. They have no right, to give a pony a handbill for something they didn't do! *Leaves house*
James went to talk to Jack, and Larry.
Larry: James. What's up?
James: Some lousy deputy gave me a handbill for nothing.
Jack: We got one of those too.
Larry: What did you guys do?
Jack: We tore ours up.
James: Same with me. My family is worried, and I want to end this once, and for all.
Jack: What are we going to do though?
James: Tomorrow morning, we get them on a boat, and make them leave this town. Jack, get those guns you were talking about, and give them to everypony that's on strike. After that, we attack on the day after.
Larry: July 6?
James: Yes. We attack the AA, and the mill on July 6.
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