A big, slow-witted, but loving mountain man loses his wife in child birth. Supported by the love he shared with her, he does a remarkable job of raising the child himself. When the establishment tries to take the boy from him it ends up in a brutal fight with the local law. Badly wounded, he takes his son and retreats to the high country; the only place he feels safe.
This is a heartwarming adventure story with a surprise twist ending.