James Dickson, miner, worked with his pals at placer mining. He fell in love with Jessie Berger, but Jessie never cared for Jim. Her lack of affection was more than replaced, however, by the worship of Margie Brannon, who loved Jim with all her heart. Margie had often pleaded with Jessie not to encourage Jim, but Jessie had promised faithfully. One day Bob Wentworth joined the camp, and it was love at first sight between him and Jessie, much to Margie's delight. Bob seized Jessie at the stream one day, and had carried her over before them all, much to the disgust of Jim and the amusement of the others. Charlie Berger, Jessie's brother, a close pal of Jim's, did not like the newcomer and told his father so. Old man Berger, therefore, kept a close eye on his daughter, and several times, when catching her in Bob's company, threatened Bob, and securely locked up his daughter. Margie, meantime, watched developments and lost no opportunity to throw the couple together. Berger and his son ...
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