The heroine Rachel Hardy finds herself in Northwestern Montana indian territory. The brothers Jack and Charles continue their blood feud. All this while indigenous Kutenai fight it out with the United States Cavalry.
it's mine now."
"And you'll be worth it," burst out the other heart-brokenly; "worth a dozen times over more than I ever could be if I tried my best. You'll take good care of her, and--and--good God! If I could only speak to her once!"
"If you do, I'll know it, and I'll kill you!" said the man at the door.
He was about to walk out when the other arose bewilderedly.
"Wait," he said, and his livid face was convulsed pitifully. He was so little more than a boy. "This that you have told me has muddled my head. I can't think. I know the promises, and I'll keep them. If shooting myself would help her, I'd do that; but you say you are leaving the country, and Annie is to live on at the old place, and--and yet be respected? I can't understand how, with--under the--the circumstances. I--"
"No, I don't reckon you can," scowled the other, altogether unmoved by the despairing eyes and broken, remorseful words. "It isn't natural that you should understand a man, or how a man feels; but