The station agent is a girl about nineteen years of age. Joe Allen and Albert Hill, two freight men, are particularly smitten with her charms. She smiles at the one and bows to the other with equal womanly grace. Joe Allen is far in the lead as regards her affections. This fact is also revealed to Albert Hill. He is in a particularly dangerous frame of mind when, while setting the brakes of the box cars while going down a steep grade, he meets Joe on top of the train. The little station agent immediately becomes the subject of a conversation which waxes into a bitter argument, hot words pass and a blow is struck. The cars go dashing on, the two men reeling and swaying in a terrific struggle. A blow with a lantern knocks the favored one, Joe, unconscious. Albert thinks he has killed him and, realizing the punishment that will follow if he is found out he determines to destroy the evidence of the crime by cutting the cars loose and letting them run wild, that they may be dashed to ...
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