An impetuous sturdy mountain lad, Jim Raynor finds Cummings, a drummer, making love to Betty, his sweetheart. He rushes up to them, knocks Cummings down, and drives him from the place. He then forcibly carries her off to the Justice of the Peace, where she absolutely refuses to go through the ceremony. He accordingly takes her to his home, where he compels her to sit on the porch for an hour in silence. Her mind proves changeable, and she passively allows him to take her back to the Justice's house, where the two are married. On the threshold of their new home, they have a quarrel, she cries and Jim, on seeing her tears, feels he has been cruel to her, and swears never to see her again until she comes to him of her accord. Some time later, Cummings, by means of a decoy letter, gets Betty to go driving with him and leaves a note for Jim, indicating they have eloped. Betty soon discovers the deception and begs to be taken home, but Cummings laughs at her. She struggles with him and he ...
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