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  • In a small town in the Rockies, Mac, Jacques and Jacques' sister, Marie, have grown up in an atmosphere semi-criminal. Mac, who is Jacques' best friend, is a serious and well-read man, superior to his surroundings. Mac loves Marie and she returns his affection. Desiring to make something of his life Mac goes to the city. He soon wearies of the city life, however, returns to the mountain wilds and joins the mounted police. Forrest, a comrade, is detailed to investigate the smuggling activities. He goes to the country where Mac lives and makes advances to Marie. In the complications which follow, Forrest is killed by Jacques. When the news of Forrest's death is brought to headquarters Mac is sent to bring the murderer in. He starts out eagerly to avenge his friend's death, never suspecting that it was Jacques who did the killing. He goes into the country wearing the despised "red-coat." His former friends scoff at him. Marie scorns him. Jacques' betrayer, a "Canuck" whom Jacques had once knocked down, comes to Mac and tells him where he will find the murderer. Mac follows directions and finds Jacques. Then comes an intense mental battle. Mac wavers at the thought of taking Jacques prisoner. Jacques' deed was done partly for his sake. Marie stands near. With a mighty effort he decides and in the face of the girl's scorn he leads his prisoner away. The townspeople try to rescue Jacques. Jacques' only thought is for his friend's safety and he fights by his side. When his friend falters in his duty Jacques compels him to remember his word. The two men understand each other; Jacques will not let Mac go back without his prisoner. Mac cannot take his friend to the scaffold. They clash, struggle and go down to death together into a pool beneath the treacherous "Devil's Slide."


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