Hale, a western rancher, advertises for a wife. Ruben, married to a shrew, becomes tired of being henpecked and goes west, where he secures a job as a cowboy. Dot Raymond, a pretty young girl, sees the ad, and decides to apply in person. Mrs. Ruben starts on the trail of her husband. When Dot arrives at the railroad station she is met by Ruben, who monopolizes her. At the ranch Hale tries to butt in and tell the girl Ruben is not the man she wants to see, but Ruben, invigorated by his free life, makes bold to attack Hale and drive him away. Hale gets the cowboys to help him, but Ruben pulls his gun and puts the whole crowd to rout. He feels so tough that he bites pieces out of his gun and eats them. Dot is filled with admiration for Ruben. Mrs. Ruben appears at the ranch and inquires for her husband, describing him. Hale leads her to Ruben and Dot, and in the presence of his wife the erstwhile beau and bully collapses and is led away by the ear.
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