In the second part Ranie and Col. Hillary join the wagon train. Ranie plans to leave later to join her sister and brother-in-law. Hillary tries to court Ranie but her interest is with Adams. Hillary tries to scare Adams away by telling Adams that his style is to take what he wants. Ranie rides with Bill and Emily Hawks who are close friends with Adams. Emily tries to help Seth in his attempt to woo Ranie but Ranie has a secret that she doesn't want Seth to know. She has a lung disease that is getting worse. When Ranie continues to spurn Hillary, he tries to take her in his arms and kiss her but Adams breaks it up. Hillary pushes the issue into a fight in which Seth almost kills Hillary. When the beaten Hillary pulls a gun, Hawkes is forced to shoot and kill Hillary. Seth tells Hawks he has decided to leave the train and marry Ranie - not knowing her secret.
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Flint McCoullough has 1 small scene at the beginning of Part 1 of this story, and 1 small scene at the end of Part 2. See more