My Ma and Pa don’t care much for any of this rebel business, though. You’d think Pa never even had one tiny ounce of Missouri rebel pride in him with the way he acts, although he supposedly served some time during the war in the Missouri irregular army. To make it even more embarrassing, some of the war veterans around town often poke fun at Pa for his anti-war, anti-rebel beliefs.
I may only be eleven, but I am bound and determined to fight back and reclaim the rebel pride of Missouri from the Yankees. Going to do it just like my hero, the outlaw Cole Younger, and fight back by stealing from the rich Yankee banks. Then again, maybe I’ll follow the lead of the mysterious Border War assassin, Bill “The Butcher” Bryant, a Bushwhacker phantom who disappeared after the war, and spread terror through the hearts of Kansans.
Look for the 2012 MuseItYoung release of THE YOUNGER DAYS by Mike Hays