Josh rides into a small Mexican village during siesta time. As he drinks at the water fountain, a man approaches him which causes Josh to draw his gun. The man is Rafael Guerra who has asked Josh to come for a job paying 500 pesos. Rafael takes Josh to his house outside of town where he explains the situation. He is the school teacher and his pregnant wife is about to deliver. Mexican villages have a La Curandera or healing woman who everyone believes in but him. She has decorated the front of his house but Rafael wants her nowhere near his wife. He is willing to pay Josh to keep her away. The midwife Esperanza runs out saying it is time to get La Curandera. Rafael tries to stop her but she leaves. As time draws close for the birth, Rafael sends Josh for the midwife after Josh gives him a small 4 shot derringer. In town Rafael's father-in-law's henchmen decide to take Josh back to the border and that night the village takes La Curandera to the house.