Sheriff Coverdale of Custer County, Wyoming, visits his relatives in New York City. During his stay he joins one of the local clubs there. One night at the club, several of the members ask the sheriff to tell them a good story of some of his experiences in the west. Sheriff Coverdale tells them he had a prisoner once, who like all other prisoners, claimed he was innocent. The prisoner, Tom Racey, had a scheming wife with a remarkable personality and clever ability. Her shrewd manner assisted her materially in gaining entrance to the jail, where her husband had been lodged. While the sheriff's back was turned she handed Tom a note. After his wife had left the cell, Tom roads the note, which tells him that he can escape by using the enclosed files. Tom files his way to freedom. The sheriff is notified and goes in pursuit. Discovered among the bushes, Sheriff Coverdale fires at the fleeing outlaw. Racey finally reaches his home. His wife tells him to get into bed immediately and pretend ...
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