Favor finds a passed out woman and her baby in the wilderness. The lady recovers and tells Favor her husband is dead and she is headed to California. She neglects to tell him the grandfather and uncles of the baby are after the baby.
While searching for grass, Trail-boss Favor comes across mule and a lone exhausted woman and her baby on the trail. He takes them to camp where she recovers and the men become attached to the baby. She says her husband was killed and she is from Tennessee headed to California. Wishbone and Favor decide to keep her with them till they reach the next town which is a few days away. After spotting the mule, the baby's tyrannical grandfather Gantry and his sons show up demanding the return of the mother and baby. The woman's husband had died, and Gantry ordered her to marry another son, causing her to flee. Favor refuses to hand the woman over, and Gantry returns with many more men. Clay and the woman vainly advise Favor to avoid a war over her. Gantry wants revenge in the form of the baby and 50-100 cattle. Gantry with the help of friends actually tries to go for broke - punishing Favor by stampeding the herd and stealing some cattle, and grabbing the woman and child but they are ... Written by