Black Bart, a desperado, is apprised of the fact that the sheriff is after him. Taking heed of the warning, he rushes off into the woods. But the sheriff has scented his trail, and the desperado is captured after a long chase and a hard struggle. As he is being led to jail they are obliged to ford a river, into which the desperado falls, and as he is helpless, the sheriff saves him from drowning. Later they are attacked by hostile Indians. The sheriff releases the desperado, and together they fight the approaching redskins. One by one they fall. The ammunition of the sheriff is gone, and there is but one bullet left. That is in the desperado's gun. He now realizes that he has the "drop" on the sheriff, but remembering that the sheriff saved him from a watery grave when his hands were tied, he hands his gun to him. As the sheriff is turning the key, he feels that he is standing face to face with a man, who is deserving of a better fate.
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