Don Allen and Bob Taylor, two young mountaineers, love Mary Beall, a lass of the hills. Tommy, Mary's little brother, favors Bob, much to the chagrin of Don. Later Mary goes down to a water hole to get a bucket of water when Don spies her and determines to declare his love. He follows her and in his rough way endeavors to force his love upon her. She repels him. Bob, who has been hunting in the hills, hears her screams and rushes to her assistance, besting Don. The favored one then escorts her home. Don waits his opportunity to get even and when Bob leaves the house he shoots at his enemy, misses him and kills Tommy, the girl's little brother. Bob turns the body over to a relative of the family and follows Don. Coming up to him on horse-back, they have a grueling fight. Don, overcoming Bob, throws him over his head to the ground, leaving him for dead, and rides back to the Beall home telling them that Bob did the shooting. Mary, who is determined to avenge her brother's death, comes ...
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