1938 - The Viking Press, New York - First Edition
‘I tell those stories, but they're not what I want to tell. I only know how I want people to feel when I tell them. It wasn't Indians that were important, nor adventures, nor even getting out here. It was a whole bunch of people made into one big crawling beast. And I was the head. It was westering and westering. Every man wanted something for himself, but the big beast that was all of them wanted only westering.’
In a bright dust-jacket, with Elmer Hader’s illustration of the red pony overlooking the Salinas Valley.
A collection of short stories including: The Chrysanthemums, The White Quail, Flight, The Snake, Breakfast, The Raid, The Harness, The Vigilante, Johnny Bear, The Murder, St. Katy The Virgin, and the four stories that make up The Red Pony [The Gift, The Great Mountains, The Promise and The Leader of the People].