Ned Evans comes to Lone Gap, having purchased an interest in an assay firm. He is a cheery, good natured chap, but he is obsessed by a terrible and unconquerable fear of a gun. The fear is due to a parental impression upon the highly sensitive mother. Before Ned was born an armed burglar entered the home. The mother's terror was imprinted in the heart of the unborn babe. Ned's weakness is known and the cowboys of Long Gap have much sport at his expense. He meets Belle Dugan, who has come to attend her injured aunt. The two, Ned and Belle, are fast friends, until a cowboy's joke reveals to Belle Ned's uncontrollable fear. Buck, in drink, proceeds to "shoot up" Long Gap. Every living creature flees from the drunken "puncher," who is shooting wildly and waving his gun. Around a corner the intoxicated man comes upon Belle and her crippled relative. He makes for them. A block away Ned sees what is transpiring. With a mighty impulse he throws aside his fear, and unarmed, he dashes at Buck. ...
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