John Rand, the sheriff of Dupree, has been notified to look for a cattle rustler and gambler calling himself Bill Burton. Believing that Burton might be camping in Red Hog, he sends a description of the man to the sheriff there, who immediately gets on the trail of Burton and finds the man (whom he believes is the one wanted), gambling in the saloon and making himself generally disagreeable by drawing his gun at the slightest provocation. As the description of this "bad man" is exact, with one exception that he has no beard, the sheriff of Red Dog sends word back to the sheriff of Dupree, telling him to come down and look him over. This is enough for the energetic Rand, but fearing that Burton might recognize him he borrows a suit from the resident minister. He "dresses up" and goes to Red Dog, where he meets Mrs. Page, the mother, and George, the brother of the sweetest girl he ever saw. He falls in love with Helen, but never forgets his mission. "Bad Bill" has been scorned by this ...
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