Prospecting In the mines of California, Buck McGee and his partner have built themselves a comfortable shack and determine to settle down developing their rich load. Buck's partner receives a letter from his wife that she and their little girl are coming to make their home with him. Buck, who is not partial to women and children, shows his dissatisfaction. The mother and child are making their way across the prairie when they are attacked by Indians. The mother is killed and buried on the plains at the foot of the hills. Buck and his partner are working in their mines and during the exploding of a dynamite cartridge, the partner is killed. The little girl Nellie is brought to him, and for the first time the child learns of her father's death, and that she is an orphan. Buck is obliged to keep her overnight, at any rate, until he can decide what to do with her. She sets the table for him and tries to make herself useful in every way. She clothes herself in her little nightdress and ...
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