A reward of $500 is offered for the capture of Broncho Billy, a desperate outlaw. One day, while hiding near the home of a rancher, Broncho sees a little girl burying her broken doll. Before she completes the ceremony, her mother comes out and takes her into the house. That evening after she has been put to bed, the little girl steals out to finish burying her doll. She falls over a ledge, and Broncho, who is sleeping nearby, is awakened. He picks her up unconscious. Upon taking her home the mother offers him a cot to sleep on. While Broncho sleeps the rancher comes home and recognizes him. He is intent upon getting the $500 reward, but his wife protects the rescuer of her child and Broncho is allowed to escape.
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