Bat thinks a young gunfighter might be the son of a man with whom he fought at the Battle of Adobe Wells. He plans to appeal to the governor for a pardon for his crimes because of the unrewarded service of his father.
After arriving by stage in Texas Bat encounters Rona Glyn, a beautiful blonde with soft hair, he mistakes for another woman. As he goes to the hotel a young man sees the dude looking Bat so he entices three men to rough him up. After a slight scuffle Bat uses his cane to take on the men but stops the young man from using a broken bottle on one of them. After the young man awakes in Bat's room, he washes up. As he does so Bat notices a brand on his left shoulder that is the mark of a Comanche slave. The man says his name is Kid Jimmy Fresh but Bat suspects he may be James Vestal, Jr. the five year old son of his friend James Vestal that went missing after the 1874 battle at Adobe Wells. Jimmy has memories that help confirm Bat's idea. Jimmy is arrested by a Marshal but Bat takes them to Austin where he is to see the Governor. As requested by Bat Jimmy is given a pardon but must report to Bat on the first of each month for a year. When Bat sees Rona at the hotel, he knows Jimmy has not ... Written by