The son of a wealthy business man, Hal, is untouched by the hand of care. His father frequently remonstrates with him and urges him to give up his frivolous ways, but Hal laughs at him. Entirely out of patience, his father one night orders him from the house, and with but a dollar in his pockets Hal proceeds to a saloon, and ordering the drinks for the house, spends his last cent. Somewhat confused, but still carefree, he finds shelter for the night in an open box car. Somewhere in Arizona lives Nugget Jim, a miner, who spends most of his time indulging in liquor. And after a somewhat adventurous trip across the continent, Hal arrives in this region. Being hungry, he enters Jim's cabin, and finding no one there, proceeds to cook himself a meal. Jim appears, and furiously attacks him. Then he forces Hal to come to his mine and work for the food he has stolen. Hal laughingly goes to work. And that night he comes to Jim's cabin again and tells Jim that he intends to stay with him and ...
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