Hank Denby, a miner, has a loving little wife, but he is a brute and abuses her. She bears it patiently until one day when forbearance ceases to be a virtue. He goes out to his work after an unusually violent scene, in which his wife is in tears as a consequence. She is all alone on the mountain, but resolves to desert her husband, to go, anywhere to rid herself of the obnoxious presence of the husband. She packs a few of her belongings, writes a note to Denby, and is about to go out into the world when Philip Baldwin, a prospector much older than she, comes into the cabin in search of food and drink. He is welcomed by the woman as he is kind. He looks about the cabin and notes her preparation for flight in surprise. On being questioned, the girl wife tells him of the ill treatment she has been subjected to and her decision to leave it all. He mildly tries to dissuade her, to no avail. She is determined to leave and asks to be allowed to travel in his company. The big rough fellow ... Written by
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