Bill and Tom live on a ranch, and each, unknown to the other, is in love with Alice. She refuses the proposals of both men, and they decide to visit the gold fields. After several weeks of unsuccessful prospecting they become discouraged, Bill takes out a photograph of Alice, and Tom examines a faded flower which he has preserved. Each sees the keepsake of the other, and for the first time they discover that they are rivals. A quarrel ensues, and the men separate. Tom's food supply becomes exhausted and when he attempts to steal from Bill he is detected, and a running fight over the rocks takes place. A bullet from Bill's revolver discloses a vein of gold. Tom holds up a flag of truce, makes known the discovery, and the men renew their companionship to develop the new claim. When they have acquired a goodly fortune the men secretly write to Alice, telling her of their good luck and renewing their proposals. Receiving no response, they abandon their cabin and set forth for the village,...
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