Two young men of a western town, Will Phelps and George Arden, are in love with the same girl, the belle of the village. Having been pals from boyhood they decide to let the girl choose between them and to abide by her decision without argument or malice. Jessie chooses Phelps, and Arden, although deeply hurt by her decision, presses the hands of both and wishes them happiness. Several years elapse during which time Jessie and Will are married and the latter has become sheriff of the county. It is then that Arden returns and the two men are apparently happy in being together again. Will invites George to luncheon with him and Jessie and George accept. During the meal a deputy rushes in and informs the young sheriff that a prisoner has escaped. Will, before leaving, tells Arden to make himself at home, which Arden proceeds to do but in a manner of which Jessie does not approve. Finding himself alone with his former sweetheart, he endeavors to persuade her to leave her husband and when ...
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