Rated:  PG
Summary:  Somebody wants Ben Cartwright to withdraw from a lumber contract he had placed a bid on but uses his youngest son as the pawn to do so.   Afterwards it becomes much more of a personal vendetta against the boy and his family rather than over the contract.

New version posted as “False Witness – The New Extended Edition” – it will be at least double the size of this story.   Please see author notes at the end of the story.

Total Word Count :  64 560

Completed:  NO – currently being rewritten

Other Information:  Please see Sequel – The Gunfighter

Chapter One – Remembering

Chapter Two – Pine Valley

Chapter Three:  Taken

Chapter Four: