Adams stops the train for fresh horses and to pickup new members. A single wagon comes into camp with Tracy Sadler and helper Cadge Waldo asking to join. Tracy offers to pay Cadge to find Fletcher Forest and a twelve year old boy. Cadge locates them asking Tracy if she wants him to kill them. She tells him no harm is to come to the boy. She reveals the boy is her son who she lost when she went to prison for killing his father. She meets them at Flint's hoedown. The son, David, takes an instant liking to her but Fletcher is wary. David tells Tracy his father has no love for women. As Tracy and David become closer, Fletcher tells her to stay away from both of them accusing her of being his mother. Tracy decides to tell David the truth. The suddenness of the revelation causes David to runaway. While flint locates him, Fletcher and Tracy worry but drunk Cadge decides to settle the issue by taking Fletcher at gunpoint. Fletcher is able to take the gun wounding Cadge. He learns Tracy had no part in Cadge's action and she plans to leave. He confesses to Tracy he knew his son was bad as he had spoiled him. He has blamed his mother who deserted him at birth and the woman he blamed for his son's death. David returns to find Tracy leaving but his grandfather a changed man telling David to go after Tracy if he desires.- Written by Anonymous
David Forest always believed his father to be as he claimed. When Tracy Sadler joins the wagon train his beliefs are altered when he slowly and painfully learns the truth about his past.- Written by DrDOS
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