Dave's Montana childhood is one which every boy at some time has wished for. It is a life lived largely out of doors in a scheme which allows him a horse of his own, casual contact with cowboys and Indians, and a variety of unusual pets. Skirting canyons, participating in roundups, fighting wild animals are taken in his stride as Dave learns the skills without which no rancher would survive. An authentic description of a boyhood on a ranch, this is written by Dave, himself, who looks back on the richness of his past with an enthusiasm which is infectious. A story which tells not only of the coming of age of a man, but of the evolution of the West from its wild and woolly days to its present more mechanized state.