Rowdy dozes off in the chuck wagon after Wish gives him a tonic. Josh Miller, Joe Grevey and Matt Novak, select men of Gorham welcome Favor. To the meeting comes Rowdy reporting one of the steers is sick, maybe anthrax. Rowdy falls off his horse. Favor check the men for signs of anthrax. Yeager and two others drovers want to leave. Favor says no you could spread the disease. Favor goes to Gorham to get a doctor. There isn't one for 200 miles. Betsy Stauffer has had two years of nurse's training. The townies try to stop Favor from taking her, saying she won't be allowed back. The townies stop Amos Stauffer from going to his daughter. Favor asks Grevey for a mustard powder to burn out the fever. Yeager wants to stampede the cattle. He gets socked. It's fixing to rain. Favor takes Rowdy to the Stauffers' shop in Gorham, so he doesn't get wet or catch a chill. A rash develops. It's cowpox , not anthrax. The herd is allowed thru town.