An outgoing account of Klondy Esmerelda Nelson's young years in Alaska where she was taken as a little girl by her mother who was determined to share her prospector husband's life- if possible. But the restless Warren Nelson, a real stampeder, could never settle down, kept ""going, going right over the sky line"" so that eventually Alma, Klondy, and the new baby Ophir were left behind for goos good. Alma, before her death, sent Klondy Outside- to the States, but she returned with a travelling man of her own., Frank, working for the U.S. Government's wildlife reconnaissance. Six years of living out of a packsack, a baby, and a second on the way did nothing to deter Frank from the excitement of his field trips- all over Alaska- until a chance encounter with Klondy's father, now an old man still with his dream ""of a solid gold mansion"" brought Klondy a permanent home and a husband to stay in it..... The feminine angle thaws the cold facts of a bare existence in this part of the world at the turn of the century and adds human interest. But the S.E.P. has already worked this claim- not too substantial a one to begin with.