“...let's see what these boys can do."
Jimmy knew, from the moment he laid eyes on the ad, that he had to ride for the Pony Express:
Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over 18.
Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily, orphans preferred.
Wages $25 a week....
And no one was more qualified than Jimmy. He had lived with the Shoshoni for years and had learned their ways. No white boy could ride like Jimmy Spoon.
But fifty miles a day isn't an easy ride -- even for Jimmy. And the trails are dangerous. Riders are being killed by thieves and by Indians who feel the trails are destroying the land and its resources. But Jimmy made a promise. And the mail has to get through. No matter what....