Dick, foreman of the Way Up Ranch, learns that Bess, the new school teacher, is his employer's niece. At the dance which takes place the day following her arrival, Dick asks her to dance with him, but as they have not been formally introduced, she refuses. The next morning Bess mistakes Dick for the cook, and orders him to prepare the lunch which she takes to school. Dick, appreciating the situation, fills her lunch pail with raw onions, eggs, just from the nest, and a loaf of stale bread. When noon time arrives. Bess is indignant at the trick played upon her, and when Dick comes with the buckboard to take her home, she refuses to ride with him, declaring she will walk. Dick gives Bess his gun to scare away the Indians. He drives off and Bess, very much afraid, starts on the long journey home. Dick drives off the main road, hides the horses and awaits the young lady's arrival. How Bess is finally conquered and the old saying: "It's funny what a difference a few hours make," are ...
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