When adventure was still alive in the heart of a young nation, there were those who heard its call. Heading west into a new and dangerous land they sought out fame and fortune. Simon Williams was exception. This simple farm boy would grow up quickly, living through many trials and tribulations, to become Face of Fire, the legend. Being beaten and tied with a rope around his neck like an animal he was pulled along by the half-breed Indian kwn as the Badger. The Badger brought the pony to a halt as Simon dropped to his knees from exhaustion. Loosing the rope ose that bound his neck and grabbing his bound hands, the Badger jerked him up off of the ground. Simon screamed in pain. With several hard shoves to the back Simon was w standing at the rim of a deep pit. Weaving back and forth, with his head bowed down, he never felt the blade slice through the leather thong that tied his hands together. Suddenly he was falling freely toward the bottom of the pit. Hitting hard he rolled over screaming up at his captor.