Employed on the ranch of Thomas Wells is old man Dan Matthews. Virginia, the three-year-old baby of Thomas and Kathleen Wells, is a constant companion to the old man and they are pals. Thomas Wells has discharged from the ranch a workman named Henry Willis and his man Steve Johnson, for which act they both hold a grudge against the ranch owner. The time has also arrived when he finds himself compelled to let Dan Matthews go. His wife pleads with him, but he is obdurate and after giving to old Dan a worn-out cayuse, Wells tells him he can use him no longer. After the departure of old Dan, the wife of the rancher is busy about household tasks and gives no attention to little Virgie. The little one is lonely without her "pal" and, unable to find him in the accustomed places about the house and ranch, she goes to seek him in the open range. Her search continues until she is worn out and night finds her asleep upon the open range. Henry Willis and his man are looking for a place in which ...
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