J. T. Latham is rotting in prison in the Yuma Territory penitentiary. But then Sheriff Del Buchman offers to commute his sentence if Latham helps execute a prisoner exchange with some dangerous banditos. The only catch is that he must guide the sheriff through the deadly Sonoran Desert.
The story was adapted from surviving transcripts of the American Legends Collection, which were written in 1936 as part of the Federal Writers? Project of the Works Progress Administration.