Shanks is evicted from his rented ranch, loses his cattle and wife to another man. He goes to Colorado to pan for gold. He meets up with Print Quimby andconvinces him to return to Dodge with him.
They come into town with three heavy sacks of "gold", actually
sand. They deposit them in the bank. Those that took his ranch
and cattle fall all over themselves to return them. Shanks tries
to throw them out of his house, but he has a heart attack and dies. Shanks willed everything to Quimby. He doesn't want it, and signs it over to Matt, and tells him to give it all back after they have learned their lesson.
To escape her poverty and abusive, drunken father, 17 year old Milly Glover decides to look for a husband. After three humiliating attempts, she decides to pay back the men. One, she lets his horses loose and burns his haystack. Another, she cuts his harnesses and burns his chair. Each man blames the other and they shoot each other. Her father goes to the third man to convince him to marry Milly. They fight and he mortally wounds him. Milly and her little brother are going to be adopted by the widow Hawkins. Milly tells Matt she has some things to own up to after while.moreless