Stacey and The Virginian are driving a herd of cattle back to Wyoming from Dunn Flat. Joe Willard watches as a banker counts out $500 at the local bank for supplies to Stacey. While driving the wagon load of supplies out to the herd, Stacey is held up by Joe and in the ensuing gunfight kills him. Before he dies, Joe asks Stacey to return his body to his nearby farm. Stacey takes the body to the family where the sister Ellie is understanding but warns Stacey to leave the area as their younger brother, Toby, will want revenge. When Toby returns, he leaves to track down Stacey joining the Shiloh cattle drive to look for his brother's killer. Being the new and young hand on the drive Toby draws the attention of Belden who constantly picks on him. At one point Toby draws his pistol on Belden but he backs down at the urging of Stacey. Stacey takes Toby under his wing on the drive. He saves Toby as they run into a trio of locals who burn the grasslands to force the herd to pay a toll to pass...