Vivian Carter is given a send off by the wagon train as she leaves for Branton City to marry Bert Johnson she met in Boston. She spent most of her life taking care of her dad and has never married but the people on the train treat her as a young bride including an impromptu bridal shower. She is well educated, likes to read, and is well off financially. People on the train like her with especial attention from Christopher Webb. Before she leaves, he tells her he loves her and wants to marry her. Flint drives her to Branton City where they find Bert. Flint is intrigued by a beautiful blonde named Freda with whom he leaves returning with Freda drunk. When the four meet, Freda becomes irate and reveals she is married to Bert who wants Vivian's wealth. After fighting with Bert, Flint leaves to find Vivian who left town. He takes her to the train where it is apparent to everyone Vivian did not get married putting her in an embarrassing situation. People on the train try to console her. ... Written by
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Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be. The last of life for which the first was made. partial quote from poem by Robert Browning.