Joanne Gray is a young woman traveling through the wild and rough parts of the West. As the train stops for a while, she asks for a place to stay, but gets sent to Bill Quade, one of the most crooked guys in that part of the back woods. Fortunately she meets a well known writer John Aldous who becomes her guardian, ready to step up when a lady is in danger. James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927) was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. His adventure writing followed in the tradition of Jack London. Like London, Curwood set many of his works in the wilds of the Great White North. He often took trips to the Canadian northwest which provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. At least eighteen movies have been based on or inspired by Curwood's novels and short stories.