During a rainstorm the men see a man who disappears but eventually comes into camp - dry. His name is Michob - the same as the wanderer in a book of legends owned by Wishbone. When bad things occur, some of the men think he is a jinx.
During a bad rain storm Favor and Les Hunt see a man momentarily on top of a hill. In camp others say the same thing. Just after the storm a man stumbles into camp - bone dry. Michob is a peddler whose horse ran away and destroyed his wagon. He is on his way to the seedy town Sloan's Crossing which is not close so Favor offers him a ride on the supply wagon until they reach a town. Wishbone pulls a book about legends to read about about a man known as the Wanderer who used the name Michob and was known to Jesus. Several bad luck incidents along with the story have the men edgy about Michob but especially Les Hunt who tries to force him out of camp until Michob out muscles him. Wishbone is severely scalded forcing Michob to become the cook and he is a good one much to Wishbone's displeasure. Michob eventually tells Favor he is going to Sloan's Crossing to clear a known murderer sentenced to hang for a murder he did not commit. Les's horse throws him and he is mortally wounded. Michob ... Written by