Hardcover in DJ in Good Condition
. . . an enjoyable tale filled with humor and a great sense of mischief. A sure hit among Brand's many fans. -- "Booklist"
When Dick Rutherford, known as The Colonel, loses all his money betting on his own racehorse, he goes West to seek another fortune. He and his companion have the good fortune to be adopted by a Mandan Indian tribe. One of their warriors believes he can conjure up thunderstorms by invoking the spirit of a medicine stone. And when The Colonel discovers that the "stone that shines" is a rich vein of quartz gold, he thinks he's found the answer to all his problems . . .