The wagon train is crossing the Shag Dorty ranch which is massive and the area they are in is a bog when it rains which could stop the wagons. Young newlyweds, Cole and Helen Crawford have joined the wagon train and it is obvious that Helen is a stranger to being a wife and cook. She is quite beautiful which draws the attention of the men but the ire of the wives. The Dorty foreman, Frank, visits the train and spots Helen which he reports to Blake, Shag's son, at the ranch house where Shag is praising him for running off and burning out squatters. Upon hearing about Helen, Blake decides to take Frank and go after her. At the wagon train he belittles them as their wagon is falling apart and tells Helen she is soon to be a widow. He eventually tells the train she was a saloon girl who entertained men. Blake eventually drags Cole into a fight but Helen shoots and kills him. Only Chris is willing to stand up with them when Shag returns with his men.