The young home seekers, John and Mary Anderson, come over the mountains in a prairie schooner. They select a spot for camp, unhitch their horses and start supper. While John is gone for game, the horses get away and Mary is forced to run after them, but before she comes up to them, both horses have been captured by three gold-seekers, Sid, Bill and a Mexican, and as their burro has just died, the men are delighted to get the horses. As soon as Mary appears and claims them, Sid is only too willing to return her property, not so Bill and the Mexican, however, and in consequence, Sid and Bill retire a short distance to fight it out. Sid is victorious, without having done more than give Bill a slight wound, so sending the Mexican to look after his partner, Sid accompanies Mary on her way toward their camp. John returns in the meanwhile, misses his wife and the horses and at once sets out on their trail, overtaking Mary and Sid just as the young wife's strength has about given out. As a ...
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