Jack Ferris has gone west to take possession of his uncle's mine, the sole possession his relative had to leave. It is a lonely situation for a young man used to the life and bustle of the city, but Ferris bravely sticks it out, sustained by the thought that he is working for the little girl "back east." He is rejoiced when a letter comes that tells him he is to receive a visit from Agnes and her father: the latter coming west to look into some investments. The thought that the lonely little cabin will be informed by her presence delights him. But a telegram follows the letter telling him that her father is injured and cannot come. Jack works at the baffling rock that hides from him the pay streak he knows must be there somewhere. A blast does not explode and Jack rashly goes back to see what the matter is before waiting a proper time. The fuse is still burning, but it bums slowly, and just as the young miner bends over it flashes up, the force of the explosion throwing him down the ...
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