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The story deals with the adventures of James Hart and his young wife in their search for gold. Sitting out from the trading post one bright morning, these two intrepid seekers of fortune, in company with a trusted friend and prospector, wend their way up the mountain side, their pack mules loaded with provisions and mining tools, their faces set toward the West, toward the land of promise of golden treasure. For several days their progress is rapid and uneventful, but misfortune for a time seems to have overtaken them. Ethel, our heros pretty wife, unused to the hardships of such rough travel, falls ill and her condition threatens to seriously impede the progress of the little band. Every effort is made to reach some habitation or miners cabin, so that shelter and rest may be secured for the sick wife. At last they stumble onto a little log hut nestled in a clump of pines and sheltered from the winds and storms by the lofty rugged sides of a mountain peak. Hastily dismounting from his...