Tess and Nell live with their father in a little cabin in the hills. Phil Carey, a mountaineer, is in love with Tess, who returns his affection, but delights in teasing him, Kingston Ford, a handsome stranger, comes to the hills to hunt, and overtaken by a storm in the woods, asks shelter at the cabin, Tess immediately loses her heart to the stranger, and he, tempted with the chance of flirtation with a pretty girl, makes ardent love to her. She believes his intentions to be honest and neglects Phil, her true sweetheart. But the sweet, serious face of Nell, the elder sister, attracts his fickle fancy also, and, one day, finding her asleep in a leafy bower, he plays the part of Prince Charming and stoops over and kisses her. Nell is fascinated by his manner, and allows him to caress her. Tess happens upon the tryst and is heart-broken at his perfidy. The lover, happening along, also sees the two together, and in a rage, confronts the stranger, accusing him of abusing the girl's ...
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