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Riding the Pony Express

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 7

Author

Marior
Garthwaite

Appeared in

Yankee Doodle: Stories of the Brave and the Free

Story Summary

Young Randy Mason is a rider for the Pony Express. After he foils a hold-up, his injuries prevent him from riding, so his little twelve-year-old sister, Sally, must ride the final two hours to Placerville, surprising the men at the Pony Express office. "Ye done all right fer a gal!" he shouted back to her. "Ridin' fer the Pony Express."