With his faithful indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains fought the battle for justice.
Today a widow and her son go to collect $10,000 that is supposed to await them at the freight office. All that awaits them from the recently killed father is his custom made saddle. Elsewhere, Tonto and Dan Reed witness a holdup of a stage coach. The bandits steal the mail, but can’t find the saddle that they’re looking for.
Note: before the 20th century the only way to send money and valuables to distant family or friends was through the mail, and it was a common target for bandits to steal. For decades now, the postal service discourages sending cash, and a check or money order is the prefered method. Robbery of the mail was such a problem at times the US Marines once were tasked to guard it.
Back to the story. Dan does what he sees as best, and sets out to ride after the bandits, while Tonto gets word to the Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger quickly catches up with Dan, and they find the bandits hideout. There’s no bandits, but instead, a clue that leads to Tom Jackson, the fallen officer who left the saddle to his son.
Visitors begin showing up looking for that special saddle. What secrets might it hold? With the Lone Ranger and Tonto on hand, they soon put the pieces together. Can they get the saddle away from the bad guys? Will it’s secrets fall into the wrong hands? There’s plenty of Western flavored mystery to unravel before justice is done, so don’t miss the exciting conclusion.
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