A drama of a woman's life in Texas, before the cattle drives, before the Alamo, before the legends were born.
When she was twelve years old, the witch-woman looked at Margaret Becker's hands, and foretold her future in Texas; two husbands, a large house, many friends, joy, sorrow and love. The witch woman would not say what she saw for Margaret's younger brothers, Rudi and Carl - for Texas was a Mexican colony, and before the Becker children were grown, war would come upon them. During her life, she would observe - and participate in great events. She would meet and pass her own judgment on great men and lesser men as well; a friend, hostess ... and at the end, a survivor and witness.