In this story, Flint is no match for the widow Garnet Scott. When the two first meet, Garnet asks if she can accompany Flint on the trail, believing she would be safe traveling with him. He won't allow it; he prefers his own company and has no desire to look after a woman. Used to having her own way, the fiercely independent and determined woman ignores Flint's refusal and joins him. What follows is a series of romantic moments and often hilarious encounters. Garnet truly loves Flint (even when she hits him in the head with an iron pan), and she intends to rope this reluctant cowboy.