Ezra Hollis's son Frank is released from prison and returns home to find his dad was injured saving Trampas and is forced to take a stable job at Shiloh. Frank has a chip on his shoulder due to people's attitude about him and that Grainger has not done more for his father. Ezra wants Frank and him to work for Grainger for three years to pay for the property where Ezra's wife is buried and he wants to raise horses. Due to an upcoming mortgage payment, Grainger is forced to make a spring cattle deal when prices are low. After the cattle buyer tries to cheat Grainger with a lower price, Grainger calls off the sale. At the bank he is offered a deal on lumber but turns it down when the buyer wants to put a road through the property Grainger promised Ezra. Young Frank hears about the lumber deal and the road but not the Grainger refusal. When a couple of Shiloh hands approach him about coming in on a cattle rustling operation they have planned, he decides to join them as he thinks Grainger ...