Is this the end of a partnership? Tod and Buz part ways when Tod returns a runaway boy to an orphanage. Buz, with his own unpleasant memories of such institutions, strikes out on his own as a protest to Tod's decision. Later, working for a livestock auction, Buz encounters an older woman, matron of a group of traveling female entertainers, who once gave up her young son and the two become drawn to each other. Before the end of this story, Tod and Buz will come to blows before reconciling.