Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In several Have Gun, Will Travel episodes, gunslinger Paladin (Richard Boone) crosses the paths of actual historical figures. This episode represents the one-and-only time that Paladin confronts a fictional character from classic literature--namely, Phileas Fogg (Patric Knowles), the unflappable globetrotting protagonist of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days. During the American leg of his world-girdling odyssey, Fogg hires Paladin to safely guide himself, his valet Passepartout (Jon Silo) and his beautiful travelling companion Princess Aouda (Arlene McQuade) to the town of Reno, Nevada. Unfortunately, Paladin's assignment nearly ends before it begins when the tiny party arrives on the shore of a particularly treacherous river.