In a wild part of Australia, Wilson, an English trader in kangaroo skins, has his camp. Coming into daily contact with the black Negroes of that country, he becomes their friend and they, in return, protect him. An Englishman, a stranger, comes to the camp whom Wilson's black friends take an instinctive dislike to, but since he brings news of the outside world, the trader takes him in as a guest. Wilson receives gold for a consignment of skins, and. believing the stranger to be asleep, steals carefully away to place it in his secret hiding place. But his guest sees all, and, following him, learns of the hiding place. When Wilson returns the stranger is lying, as when be left, apparently asleep, but no sooner is the trader off his guard than his guest pounces upon him and deals a terrific blow. Then so as to point suspicion of the crime toward the black natives, he places spears about the trader's body and sets fire to the camp. The flames and smoke alarm the natives and they come in ...
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