The husband and his wife live alone in the mountains, where he is working out a claim. A stranger from a distant mine is injured in the vicinity. The husband nurses him back to health. During his convalescence the stranger persuades the wife to elope with him. The husband comes back to the cabin to find it empty, their baby alone. Meantime the stranger and the wife have reached the town, and he takes her to the dance halls. Time elapses. In the mountain the man's baby dies from the lack of a mother's care. Down in the village the stranger has commenced to ill-treat the wife. The man on the mountain buries the child then goes down and into the town. The stranger, in a drunken rage, kills the wife. The husband arrives too late. He takes up the body and marches the stranger away with him to the mountain. At dawn he meets the stranger as man to man and throws him from a high cliff.
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