The drovers hear an owl at night - the human type. As they search around the camp Favor finds a young woman. Although dirty, they soon discover she is white but out of her mind. The Cheyenne want to kill as they believe she is a witch.
The drovers are camped and resting around the camp fire. Jeb Newton, an older drover is learning to read the bible. He has lead a wild life but has changed his ways hoping to enter heaven. The men hear an owl recognizing it as an Indian signaling. The men investigate and Favor catches a woman dressed in Indian clothes. Although very dirty, they soon see she is white but mentally unbalanced making no sense with her chatter. The next day the Cheyenne ask to parley. They say they found the woman but she is a witch and must be burned but Favor refuses to hand her over. The Cheyenne indicate they will attack. Quince tries to make a run for help but is caught and returned. Jeb fearing an early death before he has repented decides to turn the girl over to the Cheyenne but is killed for his actions. Favor, Rowdy, and Wishbone try to rescue her but are caught themselves. Favor convinces Running Horse to take them to where they found the woman. It is a ranch with Ten Trees. With some detective ...Written by
While camping for the night the drovers come upon a woman dressed in Indian garment, but she is soon discovered to be white. She run away from the Cheyenne led by Michael Pate and the Cheyenne who have had a run of bad luck consider the possessed woman to be a witch and want her killed.
Susan Kohner is the woman and she doesn't remember much of anything, but certain snatches of reality come up on her. Eric Fleming's drovers are going to have trouble with the Cheyenne if they don't give her up.
One in particular wants her given up. Royal Dano really stands out in this story. He's a former hellraiser who has taken up religion and there's nothing like the zeal of a convert. He's all for letting the Cheyenne have her as he feels he has a lot of sinning to make up for before he departs this life.
Of course we discover what is the matter which I will not reveal. Of the regulars this episode belongs to Paul Brinegar whom Kohner takes a liking to and Wishbone can deal with her.
But you won't forget Royal Dano from this episode.
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