“The Ranch That No One Would Buy”
by L. Ron Hubbard
Publication date: October 1939
Original publication: Western Yarns
Story description: When a quiet stranger comes to Faro to take possession of a ranch, he finds himself in a crooked card game that develops into full-blown gunfight with an unpredicted result.
Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title The Toughest Ranger.