Tess Sutton, the daughter of a miner, who is likewise a miser, dutifully dwells with her father by a lonely mountain farm, where his little mine and flume are located. She is loved by Hank, an uncouth mountaineer, in a primitive way, but her thought centers about a young doctor in the faraway settlement. He saves her from some embarrassment by calling at her cabin when Hank is an unwelcome visitor, and incurs the everlasting enmity of that bellicose individual. He tries to waylay and assassinate his rival, but the girl shows him the other way at the pistol point. The sudden death of her father and the discovery of Hank, allows him to lead a drunken lynching party after the doctor. Again the bravery and resourcefulness of the mountain lass comes into play and they escape by the perilous way of the timber flume.
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