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The weekend of the community Spring Fling dance is normally a time to celebrate, but for Roger and Martha King it becomes a weekend of weakness and suffering the consequences of facing the shame of betrayal and the hope of forgiveness and reconciliation.
For Matt, the weekend of celebration is interrupted by the arrival of his old friend Marvin Aggler who answers Matt's invitation to come to Oregon and work for Annie at the Big Z Ranch. Marvin had picked up two cowboys looking for work along the way - Elias Redding and Jude Maddox who are wanting to work, until Jude learns that Truet Davis is a U.S. Deputy Marshal in town.
Arrested for the murder of three men, Elias and Jude escape from jail with the help of a small-time thief who leads the two killers to the Sperry home in Natoma. What starts as a manhunt for two escaped killers leads Matt and Truet to Natoma, where an act of betrayal teams the outlaw Morton Sperry up with Matt to find the two fugitives.
The Legacies of Spring are the character and faith of a good man.