In the wilds of Wyoming, there is a new cowboy and the leader of the team of riders of cattle, who are all called Virjinets, helping a wealthy farmer to look after a herd of cattle. In town he meets his old friend Steve. In the saloon, where they went to skip a glass for the meeting, there is a skirmish with the poker player Trumpas.
Having replaced Trumpas, the Virginian has made himself a mortal enemy, but it does not bother him much. He took a great interest in a girl who had just come from New England as a young teacher and ran after her with a friend. In the meantime, Trampas inclined Steve to a dishonest affair, but simply stealing steers from the herd, which Steve secretly puts on another brand, for a good bribe.