Jack Read, born in the east, but raised in the west, receives word that his brother "Dan," still in the East, is in need of aid. He sends money for him to come west. Dan arrives, dilapidated, and soon tires of the employment which his brother has secured for him. He gets the gold fever and starts for Mexico. Jack, loath to give up trying to save his brother, goes with him. They discover in their wanderings an old miner who is dying. He gives the boys a chart of a mine he has located, and with his dying breath asks them to send for Mary, his niece, and mine the gold in her name. Jack sends for the girl and they start for the old miner's desert claim. Both men fall in love with the girl. After many thrilling experiences they become lost in the midst of the desert, without food and dying for lack of water. Dan attempts to steal Mary's last drop of water, but Jack comes to her rescue and after a fierce fight gets the best of his cowardly brother. Through sheer grit and will power, Jack ...
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