Bryon Waters, a mine foreman, writes his mother and brother, the Rev. Stanley Waters, that he is going to pay them a visit shortly. We then see Bryon checking the time of the miners as they are leaving the mine at the end of their day's work. Hale, a miner, accosts Dora Gordon, the sweetheart of Bryon, who sees the assault .and whips the masher. At the home of Dora, Bryon is ordered from the premises by her father, who says that his daughter is too young to be thinking of marriage and that when she has attained a marriageable age she is to marry the man of his choice, Edward Hale. This admonition and dismissal by farmer Gordon is witnessed by Hale In the distance, who rejoices in the discomfiture of Bryon. In order to put a stop to the stealing of his chickens, farmer Gordon places a shotgun in back of the door of the chicken house, with a string running from the trigger of the gun to the doorknob. Hale discovers the secret hiding place for the letters between Bryon and Dora and in ...
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