In a strange town on an assignment for Russell, Majors and Waddell, Ike is beaten by some bullies who mock him for his scarlet fever induced muteness and baldness. He is taken in by a kindly resident of the town who is burned alive in an accidental fire which Ike tries to alert the sheriff about. Unable to communicate effectively with the sheriff, Ike attempts to pantomime the emergency and smashes a coal oil lamp in a trashcan which earns him another beating and jailing. The sheriff and his deputy are eager to pin the woman's death on Ike but he is saved when Buck and Jimmy bring a letter from Teaspoon vouching for Ike. Wracked with guilt and bitter with frustration Ike shirks his duties and vents his anger on the other express riders. Rachel is visited by a dear and friend who is traveling with her young son, Arthur, who is ill with a congenital heart defect. The express riders take a shine to the boy, a fan of dime novels about the littlest cowboy and who is awed by the express ...
Pemigewasset Moxie Guerauxguex