Henry Shanks, beloved and respected Montana pioneer rancher who survived the Civil War, floods, blizzards, outlaws, rustlers and Indian attacks, only to be caught up in the changing times, the start of a World War, telephones, telegraphs, steam trains, automobiles, airplanes, and a new breed of criminals.

Ben Crane, Shanks’s youthful neighbor and farmhand finds the Rattle Snake Ranch and its river crossing a deadly obstacle.

Although the old rancher and his young farmhand are separated by 50 years of life and experiences, they are of one mind on the subject of right and wrong.

Join them and see if you are in agreement with their beliefs.






©2009, Gary Pool