Frederick Schiller Faust was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns under the pen name Max Brand. This is one of his novels. Enter the Kid who has an eye on Milman’s daughter but also on the life of Milman who he blames for the death of his parents. He saves the Milman cattle because he cannot stand to see innocent cattle killed to make money. In doing so he saves Milman from ruin, wins the girl and forgives Milman. His trek down a narrow water filled canyon to break up the Shay’s plans is performed by superhuman efforts.