Deep in the Florida Everglades during the great economic depression of 1932, Florinda Harrison fretted with the dreadful decision she had to make. Life without Buddy was unendurable. It had now been ten months since he went on the fateful hunting trip from which he hadn't returned. She knew she and her three small children desperately needed help if they were to survive in this harsh environment. One small hope remained; there were rumors of a 'white-man' living with Indians near Lake Okeechobee. Deputy Sheriff, Jim Harrison, her father-in-law, had gone to investigate. She must hold out for awhile longer - could she?