On the death of his mother, Sheriff Bob promised to watch over and care for his orphan sister. In carrying out this promise he forbids his sister Elsie to see and accept the attention of Enrico, a Mexican, whose bad reputation is known to Bob, and who has been posing in the neighborhood as a bachelor. One afternoon, while Bob is absent the Mexican calls upon Elsie, and on Bob's unexpected return an altercation takes place and the Mexican is knocked down. Struggling to his feet he is ordered to leave the house immediately and never to return. The next day Enrico intercepts Elsie and partly to revenge himself upon the Sheriff persuades the infatuated girl to elope. Elsie placing a few clothes and a number of keepsakes in a grip, writes a note and leaves it on the dining room table for her brother; then goes to meet Enrico who is hiding in a nearby road with two horses. They mount and ride to the home of a clergyman in a nearby town. As the ceremony is about to take place the minister ...
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