A short story about a young man that seeks adventure in the exciting times of the era 1861-1865. A young man named Seth discovers that life in the civil war years can be full of dangerous people. The war did bring out the worst behavior and then otherwise the best in most folks depending on the situation and Seth did experience alot of both extremities.
These were times when men were hard like the earth that they lived upon, and strangers could be extremely strange at times especially for a young man to percieve the actions of others and then rationalize his own experience. Gold miners roamed the countryside looking for fortune while American Indian tribes struggled against the growth of an ever expanding European civilization. Alas, the lands of the North American continent was yet to be fully occupied and stragglers and the poor or even the criminal breed kept coming from the eastern shores to bring their ways into the new world. Some good and then some not so good.