A young sheep herder, whom his associates had dubbed "The Cringer," because of his physical fear, was one day attending to a sick kid out of his flock, when some cowboys, who are a sheep herder's natural enemy, come upon him. They make sport of him and rough him up a bit, leaving him cringing on the ground. They then ride into town and have a blow-out. Muck Peters, the owner of the sheep, a renowned character for stinginess and brutality, happens to see the cringer nursing the goat and in his anger strikes the cringer to the ground. The cringer drags himself away from him back to his sheep, where he tells Joe, a stoic herder, of his mishaps and is again knocked to the ground by his fellow herder. His thoughts are not so much of himself as for the poor little kid. When he thinks of the suffering of the little goat his whole nature transforms itself. He determines to show them that he fears nothing. He steals one of his employer's horses, rides into a mountain city, sets fire to a barn,... Written by
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