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The X Bar X Boys Branding the Wild Herd James Cody Ferris

The X Bar X Boys Branding the Wild Herd

James Cody Ferris

Published 1934
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During a drought which is bringing thirsty strays down from the hills seeking water, the sheriff and two deputies arrive at the X Bar X ranch. They are looking for Pedro Lanza, a dangerous and desperate convict who has escaped from a jail in NewMoreDuring a drought which is bringing thirsty strays down from the hills seeking water, the sheriff and two deputies arrive at the X Bar X ranch. They are looking for Pedro Lanza, a dangerous and desperate convict who has escaped from a jail in New Mexico. Roy and Teddy capture him early in the book, while noting during the chase that a bunch of unusual, wild cattle has also descended from the hills, seeking water during the drought. Since the steers are not branded and are of a type not known to the local ranchers, the boys set out to claim them for the X Bar X. The convict, however, has sworn never to forget that the boys had captured him, and has bragged that no jail yet has been able to hold him for long. In a subplot, Roy and Teddy are accused of rustling by a neighboring rancher who wants to claim the wild steers for his own. In another subplot, a college professor from the East asks the boys help in finding a treasure in gold which his uncle had hidden years earlier.