In the Spanish Mountains, the Black Wolf, a bandit, reigns at the head of his band, known as "The Charcoal Burners." Although a robber, the Black Wolf is a benefactor at heart, as is shown in his many charitable acts towards the poor and helpless. The Duke rides with the Chancellor to meet the Countess Dona Isabel, the Chancellor's daughter, and on their return trip they come upon the Black Wolf assisting a friend to escape the police. Outnumbered, the Duke's men withdraw, but a price is then placed upon the bandit's capture, "dead or alive." Declaring his love to the Countess, the Duke takes Dona Isabel in his arms, but freeing herself, she starts to run through the forest, the Duke in pursuit. He stumbles and is found by a member of the Black Wolf's band, who takes a ring from him. Isabel meets the Black Wolf, who takes her to the castle, promising to return the following night. He does call, but is discovered by the Duke, who lays his plans to capture him on his next visit. The ...
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