This chapter is sort of the mid-way point of the story. I had wanted to incorporate some drawings and some songs but it is too difficult to do. I have no way to judge if the story is liked except to read the comments and it seems to be popular with both males and females. I was afraid that even though I am female some women would think that it was a sort of objectivism of women but that was not my intention at all. I think that the situation with regard to finding mates in the 1840s was a lot different than today. I tried to show that there was an entirely different class of women in the west ranging from society girls imported from the east coast to the hard bitten whores who worked hard at a difficult profession in a land where men were less than gentlemen. The McGregor clan is a family that has close family ties but that was not unusual at that time and in that place.