“The Magic Quirt”
by L. Ron Hubbard
Publication date: June 1948
Original publication: The Rio Kid Western
Story description: Old Laramie was brave and tough in his youth, but three bullet holes and old age ended all that. But maybe a Magic Quirt can set him on a bright new path?
Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the book The Magic Quirt.