Motherless and isolated with her rough, unloving father, Carolyn Johnson becomes as wild and fierce-tempered as a tigress. Through an accident, she meets Bob Arnold, a young settler. While recovering from his injured leg, he conceives an affection for her and proposes, thinking that by surrounding her with an affectionate environment, her natural womanliness will be brought out. She at first refuses, but her father gruffly orders her to wed Bob. Used only to his iron will all her life, she sullenly assents, provided she be allowed to take her dog "Wolf" with her. After their marriage she repulses all Bob's well-meant kindnesses and makes him very unhappy. Accustomed only to the manners of the rough men with whom her father associated, she is unable to appreciate kind treatment, and looks upon her husband's attentions as weaknesses. She conveys her opinion to Wolf by telling the dog, "Ah, Wolf, he ain't like a man at all. He's too soft." Bob overhears this remark, and it sets him ...
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