Monty Fox wanders into camp dehydrated and starved. Once revived he has Mushy believing his story about Quivira which is a pot of gold and Fountain of Youth all in one. They steal supplies to search for Quivira forcing Rowdy to find them.
The old prospector Monty Fox stumbles into camp playing an accordion but passes out dehydrated and hungry. After he recovers he regales Mushy with stories of Quivira which has unlimited gold and a Fountain of Youth. During the night Monty and Mushy steal supplies and horses to search for Quivira. Favor can only afford to send Rowdy after them who catches them as they enter an encampment with a boy and women some wearing gold jewelry. A man in a military uniform arrives taking them prisoner and puts them in chains. They learn the men there are remnants of a California Army group on its way to the Civil War that revolted, killed their officers, and decided to stay looking for Quivira. The men talk to Sergeant Parker's twelve year son who has never seen the outside world and wants to know about it. The four remaining soldiers decide to kill the three men but the Sergeant has second thoughts after talking to his son about his future. He and his men have made a prison for themselves there. Written by