First published in 1918, „Johnny Jewel” is a the story of a cowboy-cum-aviator in America’s Old West. Johnny learns of a damaged plane abandoned in the desert on the Mexican side of the border, and comes up with a plan to put it to work. His affairs are being monitored by Mary V, the ranch owner’s spunky daughter, who is slowly taking interest in Johnny. But in the meantime, a gang of rustlers are taking advantage of his passion for flying in order to distract him from his job of keeping an eye over the ranch’s horses. This charming and exciting tale of Western ranch life is highly recommended for lovers of Western fiction, and it is not to be missed by those who have read and enjoyed other works by this author.