Weird Wild West
Black Stablehand, hedge witch
Black Jimmy sees to the needs of the horses and the livery as a whole. Oren has a surly respect for his two stable hands, often deferring to them on equestrian matters. The pair have been known to have calmed a spooked animal with nothing but strange songs, sung in a language none can identify, even other ex-slaves who passed through Long Fork heading north for work, have witnessed these feats of uncanny ability cannot say how this is done. Locals shun the men, not only for their racial prejudices, but also for some this ability speaks of unholy powers and whispers of ‘witchcraft’ have been heard in some quarters. Mrs Watkins’ eldest girl Lorna Watkins was cured of her monthly cramps by Black Jimmy who “took the pain and put it in a bottle” according to some of the more gossip-prone folk.