Winnie Simmons marries Pete Bolan, and they get along well until Pete imbibes too freely and commences to abuse his wife. Winnie leaves him and goes home. Pete, however, follows her, receives a thrashing from her father, and like a whipped puppy, runs off to tell his father of his troubles, marital and otherwise. The two return to Simmons' house, where the two older men have a forceful argument. Winnie, though, refuses to return to her husband, and finally obtains a divorce from him. Several months after Paul Gregory, a young author, comes to the vicinity of the Simmons in search of color for a new novel. There he sees Winnie, accosted by her erstwhile husband, rushes to her rescue and accompanies her to her home, where he receives the hearty thanks of her people. But Pete does not so easily forget and so, getting his gun, resolves to "get" Paul. He follows him, aims at him, but shooting high, does no more damage than knock Paul's hat off. Paul, instantly on his guard, turns and ...
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