Abe Case, postmaster in a small western town, and Jack Plympton are rivals for the hand of Helen Mowbry. She readily consents to become the wife of Jack. This arouses the hatred of Case against the lucky man. He awaits his chance to get square with him, and it comes when Jack is called east. During his absence, she is awaiting to hear from him, which she would have done had not Abe taken Jack's letters. Abe begins to press his suit and urges Helen to marry him, assuring her that Jack has proven false to her. Helen marries him and shortly after their honeymoon. Martini, an Italian miner whom Abe had staked and gone into partnership with, strikes it rich and loses no time in telling his partner of their lucky strike. Case swindles the poor Italian out of his share and decamps from the town. Helen and her husband go east, where they live in style and luxury. One night at a reception she meets Jack, her old sweetheart. He is surprised to find her married to the ex-postmaster, finds out ...
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