Billy receives a letter from an old prospector whom he staked to a month's digging money stating he might have found a lost Spanish mine near San Miguel, a ghost town in southern New Mexico. Along the way he meets two other investors who received an identical letter. Instead of finding an old friend, the trio meet a judge bent on correcting the supposed errors of juries that found the three defendants innocent in murder trials the jurist presided over. Convinced of their guilt, the judge demands a reckoning. Written by
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[Billy received a map to a gold claim from a prospector to whom he loaned money
Johnny Red? He's been digging up there for thirty years. You don't really think...
Think that he finally hit it? Listen, Patrick, why would Johnny send me a map tellin' me to meet him at San Miguel?
But that town has been abandoned for nearly ten years.
That's right, Patrick, it has - and that's what makes it sound interestin' to me. You see the story goes that there's an old Spanish mine up there somewhere and it ...