Broncho Billy, our hero in this instance, is a bad man of the first water, cattle rustler, black knight of the road, and his depredations number at countless midnight raids on stray cattle bunches, stage hold-ups to lonesome in lonesome mountain passes, and a few "shooting-up" affairs. However, Billy's record is getting too strong for even the sheriff of the county and a posse is organized to take the bad man in his lair. Yet Billy does not lack friends, as is evidenced by the following note from an unknown friend: "Friend Broncho: The Vigilantes Committee suspect you of cattle rustling. The sheriff is on your trail. You will stretch a hemp if you are caught. A Friend." Words go a long way in the west, and Billy, who has received the note at his shack, hurriedly saddles his pony and rides away. An hour later he draws rein at a prairie schooner outfit, pulled up under the trees of a little grove, the horses cropping the grass round about and a sweet-faced young girl cooking coffee over...
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