The pioneers are moving west. The guide Dickson, and Jim are both in love with Lucy. Jim has the call. Dickson cannot accept his defeat gracefully, and when Jim finds him forcing his attention upon Lucy, there is a struggle, in which Dickson is worsted. Dickson temporarily abandons the wagon train, which runs out of water on the desert. Great suffering results. Dickson rides up with water and offers to supply the wagon train if Lucy is given him in marriage. Lucy, seeing the suffering around her, offers to go with him, but Jim and others interfere and he rides away. Jim starts out to find water and is found on the point of death by some trappers, who revive him. They ride in haste to the wagons and find a few survivors. Lucy being one of them. The refugees are taken to the settlement. Later the Indians visit the settlement for trading purposes, Dickson accompanying them. He sees and recognizes Jim and Lucy, but they do not see him. Dickson awaits his chance, selects a moment when Lucy...
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