Harry Maxton is told he is going blind and only has a year or two. Broke he runs into Favor who started with Maxton. Favor offers Maxton a job riding drag. Maxton has a rough reputation and one of the drovers, Frank Slade wants revenge.
The tough and rough aging trail boss Harry Maxton, who once hired and taught Gil Favor, is told by a doctor he is going blind and only has a year or two of sight left. Favor has a lot of respect and gratitude for him, so when they run into each other in a saloon, Favor offers him a drovers job with Favor's herd riding drag noticing Maxton is short on funds. Maxton readily accepts but doesn't tell Favor about his medical problems. Maxton's rough disposition precedes him causing the men to give him a chilly reception. Maxton is taunted by one young tough who was fired by Maxton when he was a trail boss. He tries repeatedly to aggravate Maxton into a shootout but Rowdy and Favor intercede. Meanwhile, Maxton proves inept as a drover, and Favor might lose the herd as water holes and streams have dried up. When they they hit a poisoned waterhole, they need water and Maxton tells them where to find it but Clay is unable to locate it. Maxton decides to prove Clay wrong. In a final gallant ... Written by