Found injured by rancher Shep Horgan, Jubal Troop is offered a job as cowhand and soon gains Shep&#39s trust. Mae Horgan, feeling she&#39s been trapped into marriage with Shep, takes a shine to Jubal, although he is more interested in Naomi Hoktor who is travelling with a wagon train camped on Shep&#39s land. Pinky, until now top hand and used to Mae&#39s favours himself, doesn&#39t think much of the new deal and trouble is inevitable.