Broncho Billy, suffering from a fever, collapses on the doorstep of a ranchman's home. John Harding, returning from his work, carries Broncho Billy into the house and places him on the bed. A doctor is summoned. A few weeks later, Broncho Billy now fully recovered thanks Harding and his wife for their kind treatment and returns to town where he is greeted with a welcome hand by everyone. Two or three days later Fred Church, hiding behind a tree opposite to Harding's home, sees the latter leave. Church forces his attentions on Mrs. Harding. Returning to his home Harding is informed by his wife of what had happened during his absence. The husband, swearing revenge, shoots Church. He is later captured by the sheriff. Mrs. Harding then informs Broncho Billy. In a desperate spirit of gratefulness, Broncho Billy holds up the sheriff and his posse, which enables Harding to escape, meet his wife, and cross the border into Mexico.
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