The Ox-Bow Incident is a Western which takes place 1885 and centers on Art Croft and Gil Carter, two cowboys. Art and Gil become a part of a band of men tracking down cattle thieves, along with Tetley, a former Confederate soldier, Tetley’s son Gerald, and others. The novel takes a tragic turn when the group hangs three men found with cattle, only to find out later that the men had committed no crimes. Gerald and other members of the party are haunted by their refusal to listen to the men’s claims of innocence.

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