They don't write stories like this any more but the milk toast crowd will remember. . . . It seems that eighteen year-old Wick Carter has been turned out by his father, owner of Allegheny-Keystone mining, to redeem himself after forging a check for a needy friend. He's sent to a hard-labor job in West Virginia mining country where he shows his pluck early on and begins to absorb the beauty of the hills which are being ravaged by strip mining. Lovely blind Letty, whose family lives on Winespring Mountain opens Wick's heart, and a local teacher opens his mind to the plight of the exploited landowners. Wick becomes accepted by the natives, does a bit of preachifying himself and finally persuades Dad to lay off the mountain. And Letty, victim of hysterical blindness, sees again. A sentimental journey up that long, long trail to the lonesome pine.