Author's Notes:

Drabbles are definitely NOT my cup of tea. This is the only one you will ever find to be written by me. ;)

Disclaimer: The High Chaparral characters do not belong to me. They have been borrowed strictly for fun and not for fortune.

"The High Chaparral"

All In A Day's Work

By Ross7

A glint of sunlight on metal is seen among the rocks. A shout, a shove, and Mano is struck by a bullet meant for Buck.

Dos amigos ride double in a race back to the ranch.

Horses are saddled. Cinches are snugged. Reinforcements ride out, rifles in hand.

Victoria tends her bleeding brother.

Buck high-tails it to Tucson to fetch the doc.

John Cannon commands his cowboy troops as they ride boldly into battle.

The rustlers are routed.

The herd is rounded up.

The rescue party returns to The Chaparral to find Manolito mending in a hammock on the porch.