Jim Redfield, the foreman of the 3 V Ranch, is in love with Bertha, the daughter of his employer, and she is interested in him, but is very young and wishes to retain her freedom a while longer. An aristocratic young Englishman comes to the ranch to restore his health, and Bertha is much struck by his charm of manner and distinction, and overcome with pity for his weakness. Jim's jealousy makes a fool of him, and he goes too far in his distrust of her motives so that when a treacherous Gila River Apache shoots Cecil with an old muzzle loading trade gun to obtain his money and jewels, which had been left too temptingly displayed, Jim is suspected and has to ride for his life. He is tracked by the men assisted by the Apache, is caught and condemned to die. He is saved, however, by the finding of the round bullet from the trade gun in Cecil's wound. Bertha flies to his rescue, realizing, now that he is in danger, how much she cares for him.
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