Steve Jennings holds up a coach and escapes into the woods with booty. He had been wounded in the fray, however, and through weakness, drops part of the jewelry he had stolen. A little later an Indian passing along, sees the baubles and picks them up. In making his way through the forest he steps into the bear-trap of Gene Thomas, a trapper, who lives with his wife and child in a near-by hut. The Indian extricates his foot from the trap at last, and drags his way to the hut, where Mrs. Thomas dresses the wound and treats the injured Indian. The latter, grateful for the hospitality, gives Mrs. Thomas the jewels he has found. In the meantime, a posse has been seeking the bandit and an undersheriff comes to the Thomas hut, exhausted and spent from the fruitless pursuit, to ask for a drink of water. While the child goes for it, he notices the jewelry on the table, and is at once convinced that Thomas is the outlaw. In spite of Mrs. Thomas' protestations that the jewels were given to her ...
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