A collection of classic Western tales
“Cañon Walls” by Zane Grey
Smoke Bellew enters a remote Mormon settlement only a jump ahead of a posse. Finding employment as a ranch hand working for a dowager Mormon, Smoke finds that his life undergoes a transformation and he is able to make her ranch a financial success, at the same time falling in love with her wanton daughter, Rebecca. But it is too good to last. The law follows him.
“Black Sheep” by Max Brand
Young Mary Valentine—upstart, tomboy, and general troublemaker—is seeking to protect a man wanted by the law. To complicate her life even further, her two cousins, who have been dodging the law, return home and decide with their father to join the notorious Markle gang in holding up the local bank.
“Showdown on the Hogback” by Louis L’Amour
Tom Kedrick is hired by a financial syndicate to run off a gang of vagrants and outlaws from a certain strip of land. Kedrick sets out to serve justice, but to his dismay, these “vagrants and outlaws” turn out to be hard working ranchers and farmers also claiming the land.