Boston Blackie, a tramp, arrives in a little town and is refused food by the station agent. But the latter's daughter, Anna, interferes and persuades her father to feed the tramp. Later on he is joined by Red and Slim, a couple of his crook pals, who plan a holdup of the station agent, and Blackie is asked to join the plan. The robbery is about to be pulled off when Blackie discovers that the agent is the girl's father, and refuses to join the plan. Red and Slim, afraid he will interfere, tie him up and go through with the plan, but find that the girl is tending the station in place of her father that night, the latter being ill. The robbers think they have a cinch and terrify the girl and proceed to help themselves, getting very drunk meanwhile and insult the girl whom they have frightened, but whom they have not bound, leaving her free, though unable to get out or to reach the telegraph key. Blackie rolls over to the track and lies in such a position that a passing train cuts his ...
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