This is the town of Poker Flat where four people happened to have gotten kicked out.
These are the four towns people that had gotten kicked out of Poker Flat. One is a professional gamble, the next one is a prostitute, the third one is also a prostitute, and the last one is a thief and alcoholic.
The others figured out that Uncle Billy stole all of the mules and it started snowing.
The rest of the three realize the mules are gone and get stuck on the mountain.
Tom and Piney get snowed into the house for ten days.
¨I'm going here, give ´em to the child.¨
Mother Shipton tells Tom to take the food that she has and give it to Piney since they ran out of it and begs Tom not to tell her.