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Short Rope for a Tall Man — episode 103

1.  Where was Lucas and Mark?
In Cathay

2.  What were they doing there?
Selling some cattle

3.  What did Mark want to do before leaving town?
Buy some horses

4.  When Mark first asked Mr. Schneider about the horses what did he tell Mark?
He would have to pay more than $25 a head

5.  Lucas saw Ben Crown and his men come to town.  What did they want?
To organize a posse to go after horse thieves and cattle rustlers

6.  They asked Lucas to ride with them.  Why didn’t he?
He and Mark were leaving town

7.  What was Mr. Schneiders next offer about the horses?
That Mark could buy them for $25 each

8.  What else did Mr. Schneider want to do?
Leave town with Lucas

9.  What was his story about leaving?
He had a sister he wanted to visit

10. What happened on the trail when they made camp?
Charlie and some men rode into the camp

11. Where was Schneider when this happened?
In the wagon

12. What did they accuse Lucas of doing?
Stealing the horses

13. What happened when they called Schneider out of the wagon?
He was afraid and ran and they shot him

14. When Crown rode up want did he want to see?
A bill of sale

15. What did they do to Lucas?
Hit him on the head, beat him up and tied him up

16. What were they going to do?
Hang him

17. What did they say about the bill of sale?
The bill said Bar C Ranch but there was no Bar C Ranch

18. What did Mark do?
Stood up for Lucas and said his Pa was a good man and he wanted to be just like his Pa

19. Who played Schneider? What other episodes was he in?
Joe Higgins played Nils Swenson. aka The Blacksmith
Joe Higgins holds the record for playing Nils or was it Niles or Nels?  There were four episodes that Joe did not play Nils or was it Niles or Nels?  
He played the bartender in Strange Town — Rafe the blacksmith in The Wyoming Story part 2 — Short Rope for a Tall Man as Henry Schneider the horse thief — Stopover as Scotty the Stagecoach Driver

20. Who played Ben Crown? What other episodes was he in?
Bert Freed appeared in two episodes ― The Money Gun as Oat Jackford, he is the cowboy who Asa Manning hired Tom King to kill ― Short Rope for a Tall Man as Ben Crown, the owner of the horses that Mark almost got Lucas hung for stealing

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