This scene focuses on the struggle of William Ashton in deciding to leave the Martin Handcart Company. Expecting provisions were not waiting for them, and several of the men left the company at Fort Laramie, joining the army. William Ashton was among them. His wife had passed away. He left his three daughters in the care of others. We don't know who the family was that provided for the girls. In this presentation they are taken in by the Baileys.