In this short story, we follow a young drifter as he wanders across the great northern tundra lands with his dog, picking up odd jobs when he can. When he finds himself in the small, wind-swept mining town of Fort Nichols, population 180, he befriends the locals and has the time of his life. Slowly though, the truth of this little village is revealed. What unfolds next is the most outlandish series of events in his life, culminating in in a struggle of good versus evil! .