When Dick Rutherford, known as The Colonel, loses all his money in a horse race heads into the Far West to seek his fortune. His companion in this is Christy Deever, whose inventiveness and quick thinking prove valuable assets on the frontier. After a series of exciting adventures, they find themselves adopted members of the Mandan Indians. It is then that The Colonel and Christy encounter Stone-That-Shines, a Mandan warrior who is in possession of an eponymous medicine stone.
Upon a closer look, the Colonel discovers that this "stone that shines" contains a rich vein of quartz gold. Its source could be the answer to his quest. However, things then get complicated....
1926 by the Frederick Faust Trust. The name Max Brand ® is a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and cannot be used without express permission. Published by arrangement with Golden West Literary Agency.
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- 17 10 2010
The Stone That Shines
This is a short (5 hr ) book and was a nice change of pace from the 1700's sea stories I had been listening too. Max Brand is known for his fast pace western stories. Aselford did a great job narrating the book. Enjoyed the historical information on the Mandan Indians. Look forward again in the future to another Brand story.
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