Roger seeks Stan who is falsely wanted for the murder of his commanding general during the civil war. The trail leads him to the town of Consternation, AZ where he falls off of Skippy in a stupor. Stan who has also just arrived in town offers Skippy some water which is appreciated.
Roger had taken note of this act of kindness because when they later face the outlaw Bullock gang, he instructs Stan to pat the gun just like he did Skippy. They kill the gang, but Roger is mortally wounded and leaves Skippy in the care of Stan.