This story is a sequel to “The Hanging of Big Steve Long” however it may be read as a standalone novelette. It does loosely follow the prior story and revolves around the same characters. In the first story the Hansom family leaves their New York home to follow a wagon train on the Oregon Trail. Due to unforeseen circumstances they settled on a ranch owned by Gus and Sally Landers, called The Lazy-L, near Laramie. In this story, the sequel, Charlie Burton, a neighbor of the Hansoms, travels first to The Dakota Territory where he gets into trouble as “Badlands Bart” then moves on to join the Hansom family at Laramie, Wyoming Territory.