To Walter Holden since the death of his wife, falls the responsibility of raising his only child, a boy about twelve years old. Holden being of domestic tastes, feels the loneliness of the home without his wife, despite the presence of this interesting boy. The youngster, ebullient in spirits, was, while a source of anxiety, a great balm to his crushed heart, and father and son were almost constant companions. Like all boys of his age, he is a bit wild and prankish, and we find him amusing himself playing cowboy and soldier, with an old-fashioned flint-lock pistol and cowboy makeup. His father enters into the fun for a time as earnestly as the Kid. Finally the Kid goes out into the field to play the game. A short distance from the house is a very tall windmill tower and to the top of this, by means of a ladder, climbs pretty Doris Marshall to enjoy the beautiful view therefrom. The Kid happens along, and seeing the pretty girl on the tower, an idea strikes him. "Aha! The fair maid ...
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