Francis Bret Harte was an American short story writer and poet, best remembered for his short fiction featuring miners, gamblers, and other romantic figures of the California Gold Rush.
* Story contains bad language
A group of misfits are thrown together by the harsh realities of expulsion from their settlement.
An orphan child is born into an all-male community of low lives - acting as the catalyst for some radical changes.
On Christmas Eve in remote settlement cut off by heavy flooding, a group of men pay a visit on a deprived boy.