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Ruth Conway, a self reliant girl, arrives in the west to take over her dead brother's claim. The girl is alone in the world, and it is her intention to remain alone. On her arrival in the ... See full summary
Ruth Conway, a self reliant girl, arrives in the west to take over her dead brother's claim. The girl is alone in the world, and it is her intention to remain alone. On her arrival in the village she meets Dave Fischer, a mining foreman, who was a friend of her brother's, and a smooth Mexican of the better class, named Carlos Moreno. She asks them to help her load her baggage on burros and pack it to her mountain shack. Dave falls in love with the girl, but she will allow him to do nothing to show his love. The Mexican admires her from another motive. Carlos attempts to become familiar one day and Ruth awakens to her danger. She beats the Mexican off with a club. She does not tell Dave of her encounter, but the miner does not cease to worry for her safety. Finally Dave declares his love and is gently turned down, but Dave hits upon a plan to guard the girl. He lays a fire of wood and leaves on a bluff overlooking the valley near the girl's shack. He tells her that if ever she needs ...

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    • Author: Vertokini
    Three characters have the chief parts in this drama, which is not overly strong. The hero tells the girl to start a bonfire if she needs help and when the Mexican pursues her she follows this advice. This is only of about average interest. - The Moving Picture World, May 30, 1914
  • Cast overview:
    Ray Gallagher Ray Gallagher - Dave Fischer (as Raymond Gallagher)
    Velma Whitman Velma Whitman - Ruth Conway
    Lee Shumway Lee Shumway - Carlos Moreno (as L.C. Shumway)
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