A greenhorn's initiation into trail herding, roping, and branding is described with a mastery of language rarely brought to the subject, for Barrows loved books as well as broncobusting. Winters usually found him back at the settlement of Ubet in Judith Gap, where his parents had come to operate a hotel for travelers on the stage line from Billings to Fort Benton. In a few years John Barrows stored a host of impressions of a raw part of the West rapidly changing. Is the reader of his unvarnished reminiscences in for a rousing experience? You bet.