Jim Hoover, owner of Bar K ranch, goes to town to obtain money to pay the bands. Harding, the foreman, is left in charge and in an effort to do his duty he admonishes Thompson, a cowboy, for being drunk. Thompson provokes a quarrel with Harding, in which he is subdued. When the dinner bell is rung by Nellie Hoover, Thompson fails to appear, but as he frequently misses his meals, no notice is taken of his absence. Albert, Hoover's little son, is fond of firearms and frequently borrowed one of the cowboy's guns for target practice. Thinking perhaps Harding has left his gun in his room, Albert goes up and steals it out of the holster. He goes to a nearby tree, puts up a target, but falls to bit the mark, Thompson, who was passing, receives the bullet and drops to the ground mortally wounded. Albert sees what he has done and frantic with fear rushes back to the house and replaces the gun in its holster. After dinner Harding attending his duties on the ranch, finds Thompson's body. Several...
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