Josiah Eagle used to live on a homestead near Willow Creek, Wyoming. For a while he stayed at the Boys Home but now he's hiding out in the hills. Although his Pa is a renegade, Josiah longs to be on the right side of the law. But people can't quite make up their minds about him. Folks at the Boys Home think he's a pretty good boy. And he'd been right religious when he was living there. Sister Harford things he's a ragged waif who needs some proper upbringing. Most of the folk in Willow Creek think he's an outlaw like his Pa--that he helped with hte robberies. There's plenty of talk about lynching him. Bart Gibson, the rancher, doesn't think much about anything except his own secret reason for wanting to get his hands on the boy. What's going to happen to Josiah Eagle?