Walt was young boy living in cold Yukon Alaska with his father. Since he lived in Alaska Walt had never seen an elevator, cattle, or even had an actual pair of shoes. At this time the gold rush was starting to take place in Yukon.
In the story Walt faces a major conflict when he over hears claim jumpers talking about taking and old mans land that he was unable to record yet.
After over hearing the conversation Walt took the claim jumpers dogs and rushed off to town to help record Loren's land. When while riding, one of the dogs got shot by the jumpers.
Walt then took a whip and hit the jumpers which left them in the dust and Walt begging to take the lead in this long adventure.
As Walt looked back after defeating the jumpers he could nothing but a small speck.
After a little while Walt makes it to town in time to record Loren's land!