Bill Reese, surly, brutal and generally worthless, lives with his pretty cousin Betty and her aged grandfather. He abuses the old man often and Betty grew to despise him. One day a wandering gypsy, dying of thirst in the desert, staggered to Betty's door. She fed her and gave her something to drink. The old gypsy felt grateful toward the girl and told her fortune. Bill Reese, staggering drunkenly from the cabin, saw the gypsy woman, and with blows and curses drove her from the premises. In the desert, the gypsy stopped to rest beside a giant cactus. Bob Wentworth, idly resting but a short distance off, to amuse himself, drew his gun and shot holes into the cactus. Hearing the gypsy scream, he rushed to her. A drink of water revived the Nomad, and. taking him by the hand, told him there was work to do. Bob followed her and soon they came to the little cabin. The sight startled them. Bill Reese was kicking the aged grandfather, who reeled beneath a load of shovels. Betty was protesting ...
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