When Favor hits a man looking for a job, the man hits a fence killing him. Favor is faced with several men wanting revenge at an inquest and the man's young and poor but pretty widow with kids wanting Favor to take her with him.
Gil kills a job-seeker when the trail boss's besieged by starving wannabe drovers from a wide expanse. When Gil refuses a hire-on kickback from Grant, the desperate father of three lashes out at the only flush employer in town. Gil's punches knock Grant against a cow-pen post, killing him instantly. Gil's got his new drive together, but must wait for a judge to arrive for an inquest. His drought-struck backers are restive to push their cattle out of parched Texas, and the victim's young widow Dolly latches onto guilt-ridden widower Gil as a solution to her plight. Written by