Red Margaret's sagacity and commanding personality outwits the agents of the law who attempt to capture a band of moonshiners until she comes to know the secret of love. Then it is that she sacrifices her people and herself. The play opens in the wild mountains, where a band of moonshiners bid defiance to the officials. Margaret is the soul of the gang and the authorities realize that if they could capture her the rest would be easy. However, they fail in every attempt and a government agent is sent to assist them. Margaret, unaware of his identity, meets and falls in love with this agent. He is different from the rest of her people and his presence causes a moral awakening. Lon, Margaret's suitor, discovers the identity and the purpose of the agent, and the girl is forced to write a letter which brings him, unsuspectingly, to her cabin. Now, fully repentant for the first time in her life, the girl notifies the deputies of their leader's danger. There is a sharp battle that ends in ...
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