Jack Williams and Nellie Wayne are in love, but her father favors the suit of a rich easterner, Wm. Ford, who is vacationing in the west. Jack resents the latter's attentions, and during the argument, knocks him down. Ford attempts to draw a gun, but the two are separated. A horse thief gets away with Ford's horse, and as Jack has left a few minutes before, Ford thinks he has taken the animal. As Jack is rolling a cigarette by the roadside the thief asks him for a match, and when Jack goes to comply with his request, he leaps on Jack's horse and gallops away. Jack mounts the stolen horse and starts in pursuit, but is left behind. The posse catches up with him and he is accused of being a thief. When he is brought to the sheriff's office, Nellie pushes him through a door and covers his escape with a gun. A reward is offered for his capture and Nell determines to win the money. She goes in search of the real thief and by a clever lariat throw, holds him prisoner while she ties him to a ...
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