Niles Tait is working at Shiloh breaking horses to help his family and save money to leave home. The family hides his sister Marcy who is learning challenged as they worry what others will think based on past experiences and it has hindered Marcy's learning and socialization. When Jennifer learns about her, she tries to help educate her. Niles seeing Marcy as a millstone around his neck and future wants to put Marcy in a home. The bank in Medicine Bow is held up by two men who get away but one is wounded. Marcy witnesses one robber Henry Brodie murder his wounded partner and hide the money. When she mentions it to her brother, he thinks she is talking about the picture on the front of a dime novel. Alone now, Brodie takes a job as a ranch hand at Shiloh to hide. The issue surfaces when Marcy meets Brodie during her attempt to attend her first party with the help of Jennifer and The Virginian. However, they think her fear is a reaction to the party instead of seeing Brodie. It puts her...