Nell, the sister of Colonel Wilson's wife, is in love with Private Walsh, one of the post telegraphers. The colonel is fond of Nell, and his wife, being of a jealous disposition, is uneasy. The colonel discovers Nell's love affair, and takes from Walsh's desk Nell's photograph autographed, "Lovingly, Nell." Mrs. Wilson sews a button on her husband's coat and finds the photograph. She overhears snatches of conversation in which the colonel is trying to persuade Nell to give up Walsh and misconstrues them, and in a fit of temper accuses the colonel of being in love with her sister. The colonel is too hurt to give her an answer, and Nell is indignant. Nell and Walsh elope, Nell writing a note to her sister, Mrs. Wilson finds out for the first time the true circumstances, and begs her husband's forgiveness. The colonel goes in pursuit of the elopers with a squad of soldiers, and is surrounded by hostile Indians. A desperate fight takes place, and Walsh sees that the soldiers are being ...
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