One of the leading ladies in town comes to see her nephew doctor about her ailing heart. Using some rough bedside manner, the young doctor sees through her fake illness and argues that he wants to marry her daughter, and not let her be swept away by the sheriff, aunt Lucy’s choice. Soon, gossip spreads like wildfire that there is a terrible rift between the doctor and aunt Lucy.
Later, Lucy tries to push the young sheriff together with the young Marylin, but she announces that it won’t do any good since her plan is to marry the doctor. Lucy goes into a heartattack fit, but when she actually has one, and dies, the doctor is blamed for doing it on purpose.
Elsewhere, the news reaches the ears of the Lone Ranger. Dan claims to know where the doctor is hiding. Dan 2was followed, and the sheriff who now wants to arrest the Lone Ranger doesn’t see the fishy story for what it is. Making their get away, Dan and the Lone Ranger leave the sheriff in the dust, and ride off to meet Marilyn and the doctor to get their story.
Can Lone Ranger save the doctor? He’ll at least see that he gets a fair shake. In a struggle between Marilyn and the sheriff, she accidentally shoots him. The only one who can save him is the doctor. As the doctor is sent for, the aling sheriff shows his lack of character. What does the doctor do? If he saves the sheriff, he faces being hanged. If he lets him die, it still puts the doctor in a bad light.
When the doc does all he can, the sheriff gets worried and panicky. He thinks the doc is out to kill him, and comes clean about the murder of Lucy. In the end, it’s the doctor with the last laugh as he explains what the Lone Ranger already figured out, and the true seriousness of the sheriff’s wound.