This exciting, adventure-packed story of the sagebrush and cattle country of Nevada should be of interest to all he-men of ten and up who like a long, hard and successful chase. Rick Mapleton, ten, an orphan, whose best friend is a Piute Indian boy, Bazano, sells his beloved filly, Pidgie, to secure money for his grandmother's eye operation. The new owner is unkind; Pidgie tries to return to Rick (this scene is a bit harrowing for the sensitive child) and eventually does run away from the hateful new owner after giving him several uncomfortable moments. The search for Pidgie takes Rick first on a colorful wild horse hunt with the Piutes during which a beautiful wild stallion, Pungo, is featured; next on a thrilling tracking down of two escaped criminals; lastly to an Indian reservation where ceremonial dances and games are taking place. At length, after a year or so, Pidgie is found on a visit to an old man who lives alone in the wilds and loves both boys and animals. She is with Pungo and there is a wonderful new colt, Pungo Jr. Entertaining and instructive accounts of Indian life and customs. Of doubtful interest to girls of this age, although Rick does have a younger sister, Jinny, who aids and abets his plans.