Josh is riding in open country when he spots a young Shawnee Indian boy running scared ahead. He catches the frighten boy who after clutching Josh says his village was destroyed by a monster. They hear a loud bellow or roar in the distance as Josh and the boy mount the horse. Josh takes the boy to his village on the reservation but finds it destroyed along with a couple of bodies but no one there alive. The boy says his people ran away. Josh takes him to Nugget City where he enters the Sheriff's office finding the Sheriff holding a gun on him. After saying why he is there, the Sheriff confirms that a monster is on the prowl that has destroyed a mining camp scaring everyone to stay indoors. There is a $200 reward for stopping the monster but no one will help. A man enters saying there is a man in the saloon who saw the monster. The Sheriff, Josh and the boy follow hearing the scared man describe confronting the monster but in a direction counter to Josh's experience. Josh with the boy ... Written by
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[Hugging Josh and crying, the boy describes the monster
Big! Terrible big!
The size of a thousand horses!
Now, what're you talkin' about?
It screams, it kills, it trampled our village! My people run, but it chases like the wind! Squeezes, kills!