The drive reaches Junction City so the men are ready to blow off steam. They want hotel rooms, good food, and baths. Their reception in Junction City is icy at best including the livery stable and Favor seems to be ignoring their plight.
The drovers reach the end of the drive at Junction City. Favor plans to sell the herd to Ben Dennis, but decides to wait till the next day to count the cattle and finalize the deal. Meanwhile, that night Favor and Rowdy are invited to dine with the Dennis family at the fancy restaurant in town, and a half dozen drovers not on night duty are allowed to go to town for a bath, refreshments, etc. Unfortunately for the drovers, the city fathers (Dennis and his partner Farnsworth) are in the process of gentrifying the town, emphasizing non-cattle business and generally looking down on and refusing to serve "uncouth" drovers. The drovers are barred at the hotel, restaurant, barbershop and even stables for their horses. Dining with the Dennis family, Favor is unaware of and adding to the drovers' indignation which has reached the boiling point where they are ready to quit the drive and rumble with the townspeople. Written by