Jargan is a summer gambler wintering in the Western town of Big Horn when he saves the life of Don José Cordoba and unwittingly acquires a new job. Soon he finds himself on a boat to Buenos Aires, having gained passage as the horse handler of two extraordinary horses: one called El Pantera, and a killer named Asesinato. He must use his innate wisdom and survival skills to protect himself and his charge against malignant men with a brutal love of cruelty.
©1922 by Doubleday, Page, & Company, Inc. Copyright renewed 1950 Dorothy Faust; ©2002 Jane Faust. Easton and Adriana Faust-Bianchi for restored material; from STORIES OF THE GOLDEN WEST, BOOK THREE; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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