In a desert camp of outlaws, where the gravediggers are so busy it don’t make much sense to bury a man more’n 3 feet deep, someone’s digging 6-foot holes—and it’s all because an orphan called Drake’s Boy found a bit of color. What color? Gold! And apparently the only nugget in town, not to mention his only ticket out.
Too bad he swallowed the thing when he went to give it a testing bite. Now a whole herd of bandits is on the chase, each snorting one raring to get his hands on that rare gold nugget, one way or another!
If you like this story be sure to read Nathan Oser’s breakthrough middle grade novel of tricks, traps, and tall-tale adventure in Frontier America, LUCKY RABBIT’S FOOT. (Sample chapter included here with “Gold Belly”)