Sheriff Crane's wife and child are preparing for a little journey with their wagon and team. On arriving at the store, the wife, on attempting to get out, stumbles and startles the horses, which causes them to run away, the child hanging on to the wagon. This is seen by Harry, who gives chase, captures the runaway horses, and returns the child, unhurt, to the mother, she returns home to tell her husband of the bravery of the stranger. Harry stops at the saloon kept by Vesta, which is patronized by rough Bill and his gang. While there a poor old man enters accompanied by a dog. He begs for something to eat for himself and the animal, saying that the dog, will do tricks in payment. After the performance Bill abuses the dog. Bill strikes the old man and is called to account by Harry. There is a struggle and the gun explodes, killing the old man, but before dying, the latter gives his dog to Harry, begging him to care for it. Harry leaves with the dog and a threat from Bill. Later, Harry ...
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