Chris took a wagon to the nearby Wyoming Territorial Prison to pick up his brother, Levi, who was imprisoned there ten years ago. Chris assumed Levi was pardoned but learns instead that Levi is paroled to Chris. Once Levi leaves Wyoming he can never return or he will be hanged. Levi is older than Chris and the time in prison has taken its toll on him. From Levi's appearance and the comments of the warden it is apparent Levi is being released so he won't die in prison. The two rejoin the wagon train which is two to three days from Utah. Bill and Charlie know Levi's past but Duke only knows some details about his early days as Jim Bridger's scout and as a U.S. Marshall from Duke's grandfather. When the train receives a visit from Sheriff Rudge and his deputies, Levi's past comes back to haunt him.