Asleep on the prairie, Fred Harst is lost in the realms of dreamland, when an Indian spies the cowboy. He is about to slay him, when Bob Porter makes him bite the dust. A friendship springs up between Fred and Bob. Fred takes Bob home and introduces him to his wife and child. Tom Brundage takes advantage of Fred's absence from home, and tries to ingratiate himself into the affections of Mrs. Harst. She repulses him. In order to get even with him, Brundage steals a horse from a ranch owner and turns it into Fred Harst's corral, where it is found. Fred is arrested and condemned to be hanged. Just as the noose is about to he fastened about his neck, he asks permission to visit his wife and child. The sheriff consents, when Bob volunteers to stand sponsor for Fred, to be hanged in his stead if he does not return. Fred hastens to his home, spends a few hours with his family and bids them farewell. He makes haste to his execution. His horse goes lame and he is obliged to make his way on ...
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