Alighting from the train in Colorado. Kate Evans is met by Tom Hunter, who has been delegated by the young lady's uncle to act as her escort to his ranch. Her uncle, Mr. Bennett, having an errand in town, warns Tom not to flirt with his niece while he is gone. The young fellow promises, but sincerely wishes for the chance. He wanders from the house and carves on a tree the name "Kate." He proposes to Kate, but she haughtily turns him down. It is not many days afterward, that Kate happens across the tree where the expression of Tom's feelings are indelibly engraved, and while meditating, she is approached by Hank Tuttle, a half-breed, who entertains an infatuation for her. He attempts to kiss her. A struggle ensues and Kate manages to draw her gun, which is discharged. Tom hears the report and hastens to Kate's assistance. Not many days elapse before she is willing to accept Tom as her affianced husband.
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