Old Jim Brown, a western ranchman, has a pretty daughter Gladys, who is loved by young Frank Carpenter, then foreman of the ranch. Brown objects to the match because he has an opportunity to marry Gladys off to a rich mine owner, seeing in this alliance the opportunity for social advancement for the girl and himself. Young Brocton, the miner, makes his plea, but is rejected by Gladys, despite the insistence of Brown. Carpenter, entering at this time, makes a confession of his love for his employer's daughter and after a dramatic scene he dismisses his daughter and tells her that for her ungratefulness never to call him father again. The girl, with all confidence in her big, robust sweetheart, leaves her father's house, preferring love in the hovel to unhappiness in the millionaire's mansion. A year goes by and Gladys falls ill with a raging fever. To crown this climax of misfortune young Carpenter loses his position and without money to pay the doctor or to purchase medicine is in the...
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