Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier, including the novel Riders of the Purple Sage, his best selling book. This is one of his stories. The story revolves around Lucy Bostil, a stable owner’s daughter who one day happens upon an unconscious Lin Slone. He never wants anything more than the wild stallion he calls Wildfire. When he comes to, Lin convinces Lucy to rise his horse, Wildfire in an impeding race. However, there are others who would see that the pair fail in their endeavour to win. A classic tale of adventure and daring-do, „Wildfire” constitutes a must-read for lovers of Western fiction.