Broncho Billy discovers a man stealing cattle and organizes a posse to capture him. The man sneaks back to his house and tucks his two little children into bed. Broncho Billy steals into the room and the father escapes, the posse after him. They catch him and take him to jail while Broncho Billy returns to look after the two children. A mob breaks into the jail and takes the cattle thief out to hang him. Broncho Billy realizes the helplessness of the children with the father gone and so chases after the mob with the children. They arrive in time to prevent the father from being hanged. Anderson explains the predicament of the children if the father is hanged and the man is set free.
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