Jim Hardie makes a visit to check on his parole Bob Dawson. As usual he finds Dawson in the saloon regaling the crowd with stories of his exploits. They leave for a cup of coffee at the cafe where Dawson introduces Jim to Sarah Young who along with her father, a broke faro player, rewrite his memoirs into readable English. Later, Jim hears an explosion. Racing down the street he finds that an attempt has been made to rob the Wells Fargo office. Jim meets the Marshal who is already inside. Dynamite was used but they failed to open the safe but they killed Ned Porter who sleeps in the back. The robbers had tunneled in from the land office next door. The methodology is a copy of one Dawson used 27 years earlier so the Marshal wants to lock Dawson up for it.