Nell, living in the mountains with Kincaid, her guardian, makes the acquaintance of Danforth, a young prospector. For many months Kincaid has been laboring on a worthless claim and when he meets the young prospector he determines to dispose of his property through misrepresentations and a process of "salting." As soon as the sale has been effected, Kincaid packs up his belongings and taking Nell with him, he hastens away from the mountains. Danforth becomes suspicions and secures the services of an expert, who informs him that the claim is worthless. He therefore visits the Kincaid cabin, only to find that the unscrupulous miner has fled. The young prospector overtakes the coach and pleads with Kincaid to restore his money, but to no avail. As the stage coach continues on its journey it is held up by Bud Haines, a "knight of the road," whose features are concealed by a mask. Kincaid believes that the highwayman is none other than Danforth, who has taken this means of securing his ...
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