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When the world was young, two brothers lived together. The woman, taken by the stronger one, preferred the weaker brother, and the stronger sacrificed his life to save the weakling from the flood. The woman then chose to die with the stronger brother rather than live with the weaker one. In modern times, Hugh Payne owns and operates a mine in the West, supporting his brother Larry's luxurious life style. Hugh has nurtured Abby Hope, a young girl with whom he has fallen in love. When Larry comes to visit, he and Abby decide to get married, and to spare Abby's feelings, Hugh pretends that he is infatuated with another woman. When the building in which they are staying breaks out in flames, Hugh rescues Larry and Abby from the fire. Larry, finally realizing that Abby really loves his brother, confesses that her love is returned by Hugh, and the two are united.