Bud Reynolds, the king of his class, applies at the Diamond "S" ranch for a job and promptly falls in love with the ranchman's daughter. They all contest at the County Fair, when Bud captures all the trophies in sight for his prowess, including the hand of the fair Katie. Arizona Rob, Soda Water Sam and Limpy Jim are disconsolate thereat, and take to reading openly and in secret, the small "ads" in the crumpled paper from Omaha. They all strike "a plant" of two confidence men: "A wealthy widow desires to make the acquaintance of a Westerner." Each, unknown to the other, writes, and are requested to send a sum of money as evidence of good faith. After several weeks of waiting for the return sign of the widow, their mutual secret becomes open and they conclude, both as individuals and syndicates, they have been stung. Arizona volunteers to mosey up to Omaha and try to get back the original heart balm investment. He sends the coy widow an important check, and goes on the same train with ...
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