Dad, a likable old pioneer character, lived among the foot hills of the western mining region, on a ranch with his two daughters, Rose and Madge. As sort of a side issue he had been doing a little prospecting, and about the time the story starts, we see him carrying some of his quartz to Andy Thomas, a young assayer located in a nearby village. Andy is a good-hearted chap, who has fallen into the clutches of a local card sharp, who holds his I.O.U. for a large gambling debt. The gambler has offered to cancel this debt if the assayer will put him next to some good nearby claim and report unfavorably on its value to the real owner. Andy's opportunity comes when Dad brings in a quantity of this new-found quartz for an assay. Andy tells Dad that his claim is not worth anything, and then goes in search of Jim, the gambler, to give him the tip. Jim goes to Dad and tries to buy the property, but in the meantime, Dad has done a little assaying on his own account, and refuses to part with his ...
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