The gambling of Howard impels his father to disown him. The story is carried forward twelve years, during which time nothing has been heard of Howard. John Emerson, the father of Howard, receives word that there is trouble on his ranch, and he leaves, accompanied by his daughter, Muriel. On his way to the ranch the old man is taken suddenly sick. Muriel, in search of a doctor, comes upon a Mexican drinking place. A tall gambler, hearing her pleas for a doctor, tells Muriel that he is a physician. On his way to where the stricken man lies, the gambler-doctor persuades the young girl to dismount and go with him for a drink from a spring. Reluctantly she agrees, and during their absence the gambler's horse is taken by another gambler, who substitutes a stolen horse. This action is prompted by Dolores, the Mexican sweetheart of the gambler-doctor, who, having seen him go away with a strange girl, and not knowing the reason, decides upon this method of avenging herself. The exchange of ...
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