Cowboy lore, life, background, legend in a three generation story, obviously tapping Will James' own history. There's Bill No. One, with his early acquisition of horse, gun, cattle, his Indian fighting, his marriage and establishment of a ranch with its attendant worries. There are sodbusters, sheep and land problems, rustling and feuds, finally death, leaving Bill No. Two, who travels farther afield, and finally lands in Hollywood, there establishing a family -- and Bill No. Three. Written in the familiar Will James' vernacular.