Madge Norman is engaged to be married to George, the only son of Judge Ray, of New Mexico. Carita is the sweetheart of Pedro Sanchez, the leader of a band of horse thieves. Juan, the brother of Pedro, is captured in the act of driving off a herd of and he is imprisoned. George and Madge ride out on horseback and are picnicking in the woods. George goes to a spring for water and he is captured by Pedro Sanchez and his gang, who are accompanied by Carita. Madge, alarmed by George's absence, mounts her horse, and unobserved sees and follows her lover and his captors. Carita drops her hat and goes back for it. Madge decides to capture the Mexican girl and hold her hostage until George is freed by Sanchez. The rides that follow in which the American girl chases the Mexican girl, and the neck-and-neck dash ending in the capture of the Mexican, are real thrillers from start to finish. Sanchez compels George to write to his father that he will be released when the Judge orders the release of ...
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