Out on the range, a couple of bandits, the Neal brothers, talk as one practices using a bullwhip to slice up a cactus. They talk about a man who is after them, the the son of Whitey King, a man they ruthlessly killled. To leave their mark, the bullwhip is used on an innocent passerby who is told to take their message to town. They aren’t afraid of any man, and the same will happen to any who come for them.
Cisco and Pancho ride the trail, and are to keep their identity a secret on the upcoming mission. Witey King was said to have been a brave and courageous man, is his son Billy made from the same mold? Let’s have a look. Billy is sheriff in his dad’s place, and he seems to have been avoiding people lately. When Cisco rides to town, the man who was cut up by the bullwhip staggers into town. What will Billy do when the Neal’s come to town as well?
Cisco isn’t waiting, and plows into the Neals in a fistfight. It doesn’t take long for Cisco’s identity to come out, why did he even bother?
The Neals are bullies and force Billie’s girlfriend to go to the dance withthem? A dance? It must be a euphimism for something else not mentionable on radio or kids shows.
Cisco’s plan to keep his identity secret was related to going undercover for the US marshall, to discretely learn how brave Billy is and to report back to the regional Marshal. Well Cisco, how about it? Stop fighting with the bad guy, and let Billy show his stuff? How else will anybody know how brave the guy is, or isn’t.
From what the girlfriends tells Cisco, and word from people on the street, it appears that Billy may not be so courageous. Billy goes after the Neals, but gets struck down. Cisco takes him to safety, and beats up the Neals in a fistfight. It’s not that Billy isn’t brave, but he was playing the Neals into getting proof beyond doubt that they are guilty of killing his dad. I suspect that the tender voiced sheriff may not be quite as skilled in rough justice, but he still came through when it counted.
In epilog Pancho shows off his artistic ability to Cisco. O Pancho! O Cisco!