End of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries Georgia. Data Tutashkhia is an "abrag" or Robin Hood-like outlaw, hiding in the mountains of Georgia, occasionally wandering into Russia proper or Turkey. People tell tales of his prowess, his honor, and his sense of justice, adding much more to the legend than exists in reality. Not only is he a crack shot and good with his fists, but he has a keen grasp of human psychology. He is also a most philosophical bandido. His first cousin Mushni, a big shot in the Tzar's government, together with the head of the Caucasian gendarmerie, try to catch Data.