Jim Colby, a young miner, and his wife Ruth are living in the mountains near a small town in a mining district. Colby is injured by an explosion while working his claim. When he fails to return that night his wife becomes alarmed and, taking a lantern, rides over to the claim and finds Jim seriously injured. She manages to get him home and calls the doctor, who treats Jim for some time. When the bill becomes late the doctor refuses to go to Jim. Ruth becomes desperate and holds up the stage, disguised as a man. She is wounded in the arm. While bandaging her arm, she discards a duster, which she leaves behind her in her hurry to get away. The sheriff trails her to her cabin and she is surprised to find Jim, who the sheriff is sure has committed the robbery, a very sick man, and the girl busy counting the spoils. He grabs her by the arm, to find that she is wounded and that the wounded arm is the same as the bloody sleeve of the duster. Ruth confesses and tells the sheriff her story. ...
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