Hattie is just 15 when she sets out to work a claim of her uncle in Montana. Is she strong enough to fill the requirements of keeping that claim? Hard work and impossible tasks lie before her. There is a little shack where she lives, cold weather, not enough rain, too much rain, and finally, the most important part are good neighbors that lend a helping hand when it is needed the most. I won't tell if she succeeds or not, but what she does succeed at is finding herself and being true to that where ever she is.