These three stories are by a genuine Westerner whose books have sold to Hollywood. The title story is about two coy and corny cowhands. The second is about an old coyote and her pups attacking a cow and her calf who is rescued by a cowboy -- rather contrived. The third is worth the whole book--My Pardner. It is a picaresque account of a boy and a worldly-wise old cowhand who take a herd cross country, battling nature and human nature at its orneriest and winning on the strength of the cowhand's superior knowhow. He is the eternal con man Western style, and consistently entertaining.