Nellie Pitts resents the attention of Jim Keith, a ranchman, and calls Ed Harvey (a cowboy and her sweetheart), to her assistance. Later Jim attempts to make love to her, and when she repulses him, rides away swearing revenge. Mr. Pitts sells a herd of horses. Jim, hiding and seeing the buyer pay Mr. Pitts, also sees him bury a tin box containing the money, and steals it. He then goes to Mr. Pitt and tells him he will destroy the mortgage if he can marry Nellie, and when Mr. Pitt refuses to consent, Jim threatens to foreclose as soon as the mortgage is done, and leaves. Ed brings Nellie home and places a on her finger. Mr. Pitt discovers the loss of his money. He goes home heartbroken and tells his family. Jim comes in and Mr. Pitt tells him that Nellie agrees to sacrifice herself. Ed and Harvey stroke upon a plan. They wait until Jim leaves his house, enter, search the rooms and find the gold. Gathering the boys, they get the sheriff and return with him to Mr. Pitt's home, where Jim ...
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