The partnership of a boy and a dog has an enduring appeal - as does this story of Jim Tucker, a convict's son, and the no-account pup Felipe, both outcast and unwanted. Sure of his father's innocence- he had been put in the pen for hogstealing on the testimony of Cleever- now Jim's stepfather, Jim runs away from Cleever to join the one-armed Sugar Barrett and hoghunt with him. News that Jim's father has broken out and attacked a woman alerts the Sheriff- and Cleever, eager to claim the price on his head. There is an attempt to ambush his and Jim shows the courage which no cruelty can stem, sees his faith rewarded when his father's innocence is proved.... The idiom indigenous to this part of the world- the Texas hill country, lands its character to the surely sentimental properties of the story- and would direct it to the market of say Fred Gipson.