Out of the past come the thundering hoof beats of the great horse, Silver. The Lone Ranger rides again!
It was a dark and stormy night when a traveller seeks refuge in a lonely prairie salloon. He’s an outlaw who is growing weary of being on the run. The outlaw develops a plan to get rid of the marshal, take any suspiscion off of himself, and make a few bucks on top of it. What could the plan be? He lures an unsuspecting local man into killing the marshall.
The manipulated man is blackmailed as the cover up is planned. A perfect crime, right? Just then, the Lone Ranger, Tonto, and Dan Reed all ride into town to get out of the storm and find the marshalls body.
Meanwhile, a rancher’s son is given some advice by an old cowhand. The son is prone to drinking and gambling in town. He needs to change his ways if he hopes to be the kind of man his dad is. When there’s a shootout on the trail, and the old guy is gunned down, the son feels responsible.
Dan has made camp while Lone Ranger has tracked down the owner of the pearl handled pistol that killed the marshall. They run into some resistance from local ranchers after the attempt at rustling, and the dead cowhand incident.
Can Lone Ranger convince them that they’ve picked the wrong man? They apprehend the rancher’s son instead, and ride off. The son comes clean, and tells the whole story. The Lone Ranger sees through the story, and helps the man see it with a clear head. Is it too late? What can be done to make things right? Will the stolen cows be able to be recovered?
The son sees the error of his ways, and only wishes for a second chance to prove to his dad that he is capable, and responsible. Lone Ranger and Tonto verify the setup, and know that the son isn’t the killer of the marshall.
Don’t miss the exciting conclusion where all the questions are answered in adventuresome fashion, and the bad guys face up to the justice that only the Lone Ranger can deliver.
PS: Personnly, I think this out to be titled, “Rancher’s Son,” but I’m just passing on the title the way I found it. Enjoy, it’s a good story in the vain of the good old early stories of the program.