Vicky, who lives on Rampart Bay near Juneau, Alaska, and Phil, a painter from New York with a scientific bent, meet for the second time when Phil returns to the place he had come two years before to do a booklet on Tlingit Indian art. On his previous trip Phil had inspired Vicky with a love of photography and a longing to see him again. When she does, it is a surprise to them both, for Phil has landed a lucky opportunity to accompany the rich Craigs on a small scientific expedition they are financing, part of which is to study Tlingit culture. The fly in the ointment proves to be Gilda, Amos Craig's daughter, who proves to be inadequate when she corrals an extra load of responsibility- but Phil and Vicky are able to do their bit to make the venture, and their future together in New York, a success. Heavier on romance than either art or anthropology this still makes a point for creative work.