The game of cat and mouse had lasted a week and covered many miles before Rogue Bishop tired of it. His pursuer was Rory Ballinashawn, a cowboy who was unwilling to accept his defeat by Bishop at poker.
Bishop had stopped and waited, without fear, for the young cattleman to catch up. The problem had to be settled, probably with six-guns. As the two men confronted one another there was a rifle shot, and four gunmen rushed out to halt a passing stage. But the holdup was interrupted by a second group of outlaws, Mexicans this time, who pulled a woman from the stage. Ballinashawn’s and Bishop’s chivalry was aroused, and the erstwhile opponents joined forces and went to her rescue. They were soon in the middle of an intrigue involving a pretty young heiress and a Spanish land grant.