After their parents drown, the five surviving children continue on their journey West to Wyoming to farm the land their father had claimed ten years before; but there are some men that declare the Monroe family as squatters, and their Indian friend, Jim, as a rustler. Written by
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Clayt, while you were gone, the twins and I and Amy had a little meeting.
We decided we don't want to go back to Ilinois no matter what. And we know there'll be problems ahead. Still, like Ma said... we trusted Pa. When it comes right down to it I guess we'll have to trust you for now on. We'll do whatever you say, Clayt.
We'll not going back. I told the Major we'll stay. I told him I'dl fight if I had to. It's just like pa said... If it were easy, it ain't worth having.