Freddy James Johnson becomes the man of the family when his daddy Big Kenny runs off. Freddy James knows he must keep his family together, and moves his Mama and little brother Kenneth Lee to town. He soon gets a job at Fenton Calhoun’s saloon and rents rooms for his family from Miss Precious Doolittle. As the days go by, Freddy James gains strength by working hard and learning from the people he meets. He’ll need that strength as he faces a challenge that will change his life forever.