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When Frances Murray learns she is unable to have children she is faced with a terrible decision. She knows David Graham will propose to her soon and, although she loves him, she knows he wants children and she struggles to decide whether or not to give him up for his own sake.
Ever since he came home from the war David Carmody has been searching for Sarrion, the horse his stepfather sold while David was away fighting. When he finally finds him and brings him home his wife, Nina, is angry and they quarrel. A bushfire shows Sarrion's courage and devotion, and the old horse gives all he has to save David and Nina.