Swede Larson, who has earned the title of the best working and most hated boss of the timber jacks by virtue of his strength and willingness to use it, takes over the camp saloon. Kid Lacy, gambler, arrives in town with Hazel, his wife. The rough Swede, for the first time, experiences a strange feeling upon coming in contact with the soft ways of the woman. Lacy himself is a New Yorker, who has run away with a successful musical comedy star. Lacy has tired of the little woman. And she, in her turn, realizing her mistake, decides to leave him. She does so, and is defended by the Swede, who protects her against the insults of a crowd of lumberjacks in a big fight. She shows her thanks and appreciation. The Swede is astonished and bewildered to find the first person who has trusted and depended upon his strength. He takes her into his saloon and offers her its shelter. Hazel awakens next morning before the Swede and leaves. Larson, awakening, finds that all he has left to remind him of ...
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