by Mack White

Chapter Three

After a hard day's ride through the desert,
the cowboy finds the cave he saw in the vision.
And inside is the treasure.

"I'm rich!" he exclaims,
running his hands through the Spanish gold.
"Now I can buy me that spread!
Why, I'm so rich I could buy the entire state
of Texas!"

Years pass.

He uses his wealth to became the most powerful
cattle baron in the state.
He buys--and murders--his way into
the upper echelons of power.
He is a law unto himself, feared by everyone--
even the Governor, whom he owns.
In a very real sense,
he has bought the state of Texas.

But there is one man he does not own--
a certain Texas Ranger who is determined
to see him hang
for his many crimes.

But, in the end, it is the Ranger
who hangs . . .

"I don't care how rich and powerful you are,"
says the Ranger, "you're not gonna' get away with this!
If you hang me, I guarantee you'll be dead yourself before sundown!"

"That's enough outta' you! Hang 'im, boys!"

"Haw! Haw! Haw! Look at 'im jerk!
There's nothin' I like better'n a good hangin'!"