Because her husband gambles the wife leaves him and, taking their child, goes west, where she secures work as a school teacher. Broncho Billy is a fugitive from justice and, wounded in the arm, seeks shelter in the wife's cabin. She lies to save him when the posse questions her and cuts her finger to account for drops of his blood on the table cloth. Just after Broncho Billy leaves the cabin, grateful, the husband enters and kidnaps the child, making his escape to the stagecoach. Broncho Billy holds up the coach and takes the child instead of robbing the passengers. He returns with the child to the cabin and there gives himself up to the authorities who have been consoling the wife. She is so grateful to the outlaw that she kisses him as he is led to jail.
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