Omo, Ali and Old Moon have taken up residence on Bear Hill where they meet members of another family who are instrumental in saving Omo from a bear attack. It turns out they are living in Omo's original shelter. They are invited to join Omo, Ali and Old Moon on Bear Hill. Unknown to them, a couple of "diggers" are stalking them or food and any other useful items they can steal.
They struggle through a blizzard. One of the "diggers" loses his life; and the other digger blames those on Bear Hill or hid death. He schemes to get even and finds an unusual method to do it. He experiences unexpected compassion from those he tried to hurt.