Ed Ryan is the spirited son of John Ryan, He was brought up on a western ranch and, through association with reckless cowboys, drinks often and heavily. His father is stern and has little sympathy for his wayward son, but his mother's love finds excuses for her boy many times. At last the crisis comes and Ed is driven out by his father, while his weeping mother and sister protest, but to no avail. Time passes and Ed writes home to his mother. The father, fearing a scene, keeps the letter from her. After waiting for mouths for a reply, Ed becomes dejected. He decides to leave the country and goes to the post office for the last time to ask for news from home. The mail bag is on the counter and Ed overhears the postmaster tell the R.F.D. man to be very careful of a registered package, as it contains the payroll of the Two Bar Ranch. In his embittered state of mind. Ed becomes imbued with the spirit of a desperado. He decides to hold up the mail man and secure the money. He does so. Ed's...
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