John Burns ( Lon Chaney ) is chased by a bear and falls over a cliff. Bob Jenkins ( Murdock MacQuarrie ), a young miner, finds the unconscious Burns and carries him to his cabin. Bob cares fro Burns and they become pals. Dave Williams ( Seymour Hastings ) and his daughter Lucy ( Agnes Vernon ) arrive in town and she and Bob soon fall in love. Burns also falls for her, but she repels his advances. He plans to kill Bob and rigs a gun in his cabin with a string connecting the door and the trigger. His plan backfires when two mice gnaw through the string. Bob finds the gun and fires it. Burns, thinking that Bob is dead, drags Lucy away into the hills, but Bob brings help and Burns is killed.
"The scenic effects about the placer camp are good; the story contains some old features, but holds the attention." ---Moving Picture World
Sadly this 1914 silent drama, produced by the Nestor Film Company, remains a lost film.
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