Josh is eating in Jack's Café when he notices a short man peeking into the window at him. The waitress tells Josh a fresh pie has come out of the oven but when Josh asks how much he owes already, he decides he can't afford it even though he could devour it. At that moment the man enters, offers Josh coffee and a job for $100. Josh orders the coffee and apple pie. The man, Clayton Armstrong, explains that he needs Josh's help to elope with his girlfriend, Jane Fairweather. When Josh comments Clayton only needs a ladder, Clayton states he is afraid of heights. He offers Josh $50 now and $50 when done which the broke Josh gladly accepts. Jane's father, Martin, has two interests - Jane's cooking and his white horse Prince. When Josh reaches the window while on the ladder, he is met by Martin with a rifle. He and Clayton escape via the surrey they came in. Josh is forced to use Martin's weakness - his horse Prince - to steal his daughter away - but he gets the wrong one.