Trampas and Randy are sent to retrieve Arabian horses from Colonel Bliss at New Hope. On the way there they find a woman sitting on a wagon in the road. Trampas follows drag marks to find the woman's friend Gina Larsen filling the grave of the woman's husband. They are in the middle of a feud between the eccentric Bliss and his son Lem versus the pacifist settlers in the town of New Hope. Bliss sold them the property giving them five years to pay for it. Bliss wants the land back after the settlers have increased its worth via hard work and irrigation after only four years. They bought it for $4 per acre but it is worth $100 per acre now. His goal is to leave something for his son Lem who has eyes for Gina the daughter of the settler's leader Eric Larsen. Trampas falls for Gina and involves himself in the feud by urging the people to fight back although he is told to leave town. In the end the leader of each side pays a heavy cost.