A couple of deputies with hound dogs looking for a man find Josh's camp. They were led there by the scent of the escapee who Josh killed and buried but kept his clothing for identification. The main deputy Cree Colter knocks Josh out telling the other deputy they have a replacement for the dead escapee. In town Josh finds himself in chains threaten with major felonies by Sheriff Blore when George Winters walks in suggesting the Sheriff knock the sentence down to a misdemeanor for burying a body with a sentence of one week. Josh agrees to the deal but finds himself on George Winters work gang. His first job is to help Belle Colter load a wagon. Belle recognizes Josh and his polite attitude but tells him to keep quiet and working. They met long ago in a saloon but she is now married to Cree. Josh finds himself working in a gold mine where the prisoners are never released as the staff keeps adding to their sentences each time they break a rule. One old timer Charlie Martin thinks he is ... Written by
Did You Know?
Per the title, a chain gain is a group of prisoners that are chained together most likely by the legs to perform menial hard labor together as a punishment and to reduce the chance of a successful escape. The practice was mainly used in Southern states and has not been used since the 1950s. See more
You've got a big mouth, Randall. If you don't keep it shut, you're gonna wind up with no teeth in it.