The Clay Homestead,
The Ozarks, Missouri,
After being gone for five years fighting in the Indian Wars, Simon and Denali returned to their homesteads in the Ozarks only to find the Clay homestead taken over by the Dog House Gang, a ruthless band of squatters lead by Bertram J. “Big” Tate.
As soon as they got to within sight of the house where Simon grew up, they were both shot at by Big Tate and warned to leave his property.
Both sought cover in the barn where they ran into Hattie Ferguson, a long time neighbor of the Clays.
To be continued…