Tom, about to go on a hunting trip, consults his almanac and finds there will be a total eclipse of the sun, visible about 2:45 p.m. On his way he stops to visit his sweetheart, Nell. He has hardly left the cabin when in an attack by Indians, Nell's father is shot and she is made captive. Returning to the cabin about noon, Tom discovers Nell's absence, and noting the signs about realizes her danger. Trailing her to the Indian camp he seeks out the big chief and says: "Release her or I shall put out the sun." Instead of heeding Tom's request, the chief orders him tied to a stake. Just then the heavens begin to darken until the sun is totally eclipsed. The Indians, believing that Tom has made his threat good, release the captives, who quickly make their escape. A few minutes later the sun coming out from under the eclipse, the Indians start in pursuit of their fleeing prisoners. Nell's horse soon gives out. A few miles further on Tom's horse drops also. They continue running on foot ... Written by
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