A white man bought an Indian woman as a wife. Bought without any romantic feelings, bought for help. The girl did her job: cooked, fed dogs, paved the way for teams. And the point is not in servile worship of the master, but in the fact that she saw in her husband an honest and courageous man trying to save other people from hunger and cold. They hoped for him, and she, at the cost of her life, helped her husband keep her word.