After riding into town, Josh enters a boarding house looking for Beth Morrison who has written to him offering a job. Josh says he is available depending on the job. Her job offer is a business proposal - to marry her. Josh had served under her husband Captain Dave Morrison in the war. She asks the shaken Josh to wait while she leaves the room and returns with her son, Davy. She introduces them and then asks Davy to leave. She explains to Josh that her mother-in-law Irene tried to run Dave's life but he wouldn't let her. Now that he is dead, she wants control of Davy to raise him as she wanted to do with her son Dave. She has followed Beth everywhere forcing her to lose jobs and making it impossible to raise Davy. She has a large family fortune that Davy would inherit. As they talk, Beth spots Irene ride up with a driver and hired guard. Upon entering she serves Beth with a court order giving her custody. They allow Davy to be taken but Josh has a new job - return Beth's son.