The Girl of the Golden West continues, as Jack Rance attempts to woo the Girl.
We also meet a Pony Express rider in this chapter. The Pony Express was a service for delivering mail across the West, using a chain of posthouses with fresh horses. The riders indeed had to be young men who weren’t very heavy. They also were supposed to be unmarried and orphans, because the job was considered too dangerous and the riders had to travel so far and so often. The Pony Express service only stayed in business until the telegraph and trains made it less useful. But it became an American legend.