When the railroad came to the Old West, it was prime time for land swindles. Cisco and Pancho ride to town to check their mail. When a friend writes to Cisco about being swindled out of his land, it looks like trouble is brewing for Cisco.
It turns out his friend, and daughter, Stella are on the train from Chicago to Dixie Flats, just where Cisco is. The daughter thinks that the words from her pet parrot on the train might be an omen of things to come. The train arrives, and when Cisco and Pancho meet their friends Pancho wonders at the parrot. The friends are disappointed at the puny town, and the condition of the land.
Cisco shows his friends around, while Pancho stands guard over their baggage and tries to catch a nap. As he dozes, the parrot keeps talking and waking Pancho up. All the time getting confused over the ghosts that are talking. Eventually Pancho has had enough, the swindlers sneak in and steal the deed to the land. Now, the friends begin to doubt whether they can trust Cisco and Pancho.
Without the deed, there’s no proof they have claim to the land. Pancho thinks he heard a ghost, and still feels uneasy at the idea at a talking bird. When the parroat squawks out some words that will incriminate the swindlers, Cisco tries to use it to clear his name, and find the deed. At the same time the swindlers plan to kill the parrot to stay out of the spotlight of the law. Which side will win? Will Cisco win the heart of Stella? It’s all up to the parrot, and whether he will repeat what he heard from the swindlers.
Warning Kiddies, there’s a mushy ending. Cover your ears.
In an epilog, Cisco gets Pancho a little confused about what a geneology is.