Seth Perkins, a prospector, has two daughters. Mabel and Vedah. Vedah is a cripple, and the town doctor writes her father it will be necessary to operate to cure her and the expense will be one hundred dollars. Perkins has no such sum and is in despair. However, Vedah determines to save the money needed. She and Mabel have a garden and sell their produce to the storekeeper. Mabel is vain and demands to be paid in material for frocks, ribbons, etc., while Vedah takes money as her share and hoards it carefully. Sam Hard, a young puncher, is in love with Mabel and it tears poor Vedah's heart to see her sister so happy while she is miserable. One day a note is shoved over the sheriff's door advising that Sam Hard is running a still in Coyote Cave. A posse raids the cave and sum is captured. He is led, manacled, past old Perkin's shack and is allowed to speak to Mabel, but she loftily declines to wait for him until he is released and returns his ring. After Sam is led away Vedah ...
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