John Gregg and his daughter Mary, on their way to Burro Springs, a boom mining town, lose their way and stumble into "Jawbone," a dilapidated town. Here they meet Mike Hernandez, a good-looking bad man. Mary, thinking Mike a gentleman, takes a liking to him. "Cheyenne" Harry, a homely looking good man, comes to Jawbone and Mary believes him to be a weak character. He becomes fascinated with her. Gregg hires Mike Hernandez to guide him to Burro Springs, displaying his small store of gold when paying Hernandez. Later, Gregg and his party become lost in the desert, and run out of water. Mike finds a spring of poisoned water. He removes the sign guarding persons away, allowing Gregg to drink. He dies, and Mike robs him of his gold. Harry, knowing Mike's evil nature, goes in search of Mary and her father and finds them near the spring. Mary believes that Harry has robbed her father, but realizing that rescue from the desert depends upon him, she remains silent. Harry guides Mike and Mary ...
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