Rowdy and Wishbone are warned the herd is crossing private land but Rowdy neglects to give Favor the details. When the locals try to stampede the herd, their leader is killed by the cattle but Favor and Rowdy are sentenced to die for it.
Favor and Rowdy are facing execution ordered by the local Mexican tyrant for the death of his son. Rowdy and Wishbone were in town to get Wishbone's aching tooth pulled when Rowdy gets into a fist fight with the sons of the tyrant, who demand an exorbitant fee for the herd's passing through what is actually public range. (In fact, the family, which claims royal privileges and grants, has the entire town buffaloed, and has the inhabitants afraid and reduced to practically serfdom). Later that night the brothers and some henchmen decide to stampede Favor's herd through the drovers' camp (destroying men and property) and scatter the herd so they can steal it. However, the plan falters as one of the brothers accidentally dies in the stampede. Favor and Rowdy ride to town to explain the mishap but are sentenced to death for murder in a kangaroo court ruled by the arrogant, anti-American father. Their only chance of rescue is if those who know that it was a death by accident stand up to the... Written by