A Prince on the Prairie

While Jim Bridger is guiding a convoy through Indian territory, he notices a horse bolting out of control and pushes an English army officer out of the way just in the nick of time. When the officer takes offense at being manhandled by a commoner, Bridger decides to share a tale about an arrogant foreign prince he once guided on a hunting expedition. In the story, the prince treats everyone he meets with contempt and disrespect, particularly his kind-hearted servant boy. But the tables are soon turned when the prince is pinned beneath his dead horse as a Sioux hunting party is closing in. Now, the prince’s only hope for rescue is the servant boy he has been abusing. The lesson of Bridger’s tale isn’t lost on the snooty British officer who gallantly thanks Bridger for keeping him from harm.