- The killer in him
- Savage desert.
In “The Killer in Him,” Ross McNaul works for the Circle Dot Ranch. Knowledge of a terrible secret concerning his nine-year-old son has been used by Ernest Pfarr, foreman of the ranch, to secure Ross’s help in rustling the ranch stock. Now the owner of the ranch is coming West and Pfarr wants the rest of the cattle to be abandoned to the fury of a blizzard so that he can acquire the ranch himself for a fraction of what it is worth. Ross doesn’t want to go along with Pfarr, but fear of what will happen to his son if he doesn’t convinces him that he has no choice.