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The X Bar X Boys Hunting the Prize Mustangs James Cody Ferris

The X Bar X Boys Hunting the Prize Mustangs

James Cody Ferris

Published 1937
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When an epidemic threatens to decimate the best horses of the X Bar X ranch, Bardwell Manley sends his sons flying to an unfrequented but nearby canyon to find Handy Hale, an old man recently arrived in the area, living as a hermit and known forMoreWhen an epidemic threatens to decimate the best horses of the X Bar X ranch, Bardwell Manley sends his sons flying to an unfrequented but nearby canyon to find Handy Hale, an old man recently arrived in the area, living as a hermit and known for skill in treating sick animals. When the boys arrive, they find him at the point of being murdered by a big, fierce man named Jeff Northrup, from whom they rescue Mr. Hale. The reason for Northrops antagonism to Hale is not revealed. Although the old man proves that he knows how to treat the sick animals with herbs found in a local canyon, more horses succumb to the fast-acting epidemic than are saved, and both the X Bar X and 8 X 8 ranches lose a number of their best broncos. After hearing a rumor that there are wild mustangs not too far away, Roy, Teddy, and Handy Hale set out to capture a number to replace the horses the ranches have lost. However, action is made very risky with the vicious Jeff Northrup in the background, sniping and otherwise causing serious trouble.