Edith Miller, from New York, is on a visit to her friend, Helen Wells, whose people own a large country house not far from Denver, They have an engagement to go motoring with George Roberts, a young westerner, who is rather struck with Edith. Helen has a headache and cannot go. After some little persuasion she gets Edith to go alone with Roberts. That evening Jaspar Ray, a convict, escapes from the jail in a little town nearby and is pursued by the sheriff and his men. He manages, however, to hide in the woods and eludes their vigilance. In the meanwhile Edith and Roberts are enjoying their auto ride. Finding her a little shy, Roberts proposes to teach her how to run the motor. She is delighted and proves an apt pupil. He watches her in admiration. Suddenly she makes a mistake and the machine stops. When he inspects it he finds it has run out of gasoline and he starts off in search of a fresh supply. Jaspar, the escaped convict, takes refuge in a deserted cottage. Roberts, having ...
Moving Picture World synopsis