An unsuccessful old gold miner is stricken down and dies, leaving three young children to take care of themselves. They are a boy of seventeen, a girl of sixteen and a girl of eleven. The boy, inheriting his father's determination, insists that they remain for he is sure there is gold to be found. Later his efforts are rewarded, and he rushes off to the agent to file his claim. While he is away a trio of thugs break into the cabin, but the pure, innocent girl so impresses one of them that he drives the other two off. To him she is as a white, unsullied rose, blooming here in the wilderness. Her clear eye of innocence awakens his better self and he goes, asking if he may return when he has proven himself worthy.
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