Lonesome Jim Barkley in “Boomerang Bounty” is a former lawman who has successfully concealed his past involvement in a robbery. Banker Tade Wardow knows Lonesome’s secret‚ and he uses that knowledge to bargain with Lonesome to commit a new crime. “Retirement Day” is what awaits old Joe Miles‚ long-time stage driver‚ as he makes his last run in stormy weather. In “Three Who Fled Boothill” Mark Healy has been convicted of a murder he did not commit. The cowboy in “The Cowboy and the Nester” is Bill Wells‚ who is sick of the nesters moving in until he encounters Virginia Rush‚ another of the many nesters. When Phil Royer in “Gun Purge at Tentrock” is suspected of being a rustler‚ he wonders if maybe he shouldn’t just join them.
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