A young cowboy, Richard Williams, saves beautiful Harriet Renwyck when she is trapped in a herd of stampeding cattle. Richard rides away after the rescue to help round up his steers while the young lady continues her journey to the train station with her father and from there back to their home in New York. Harriet doesn't even know the name of her rescuer. Making matters more complicated is the fact the fathers of the two young people were business partners. Unfortunately this partnership had ended acrimoniously earlier on the day of the near fatal incident.

Richard learns who the young woman is and not long after his father sends him to New York to attend to some of his business interests. The young man, who has fallen in love with the girl he has seen only once, is determined to somehow find a way to visit her and tell her of his love. As chance would have it while in New York he meets an old acquaintance, a British nobleman, the Earl of Croyland. The earl takes him for a drive in the country, and the Englishman's reckless driving results in an accident requiring hospitalization for the nobleman. The earl for reasons of his own is registered using Richard's name and asks his friend to do him two favors. He has been invited to the Renwyck summer residence and wants Richard to go and make his excuses for not being able to attend. The latter sees this as the chance he needed to meet his lady love. The next favor is to fire the earl's butler who has a habit of stealing from his employer.

While at the train station Richard is greeted by Mr. Renwyck, his father's former business associate, who has never seen Richard and mistakes him for Lord Croyland. The young man decides to continue the masquerade. Of necessity he also does not fire the butler whose help he needs in learning to sound and act like an Englishman. From here on Richard walks the fine line between fear of exposure and the desire to be completely honest. Continually frustrated in his attempts to communicate his feelings to Harriet such incidents as threats by the butler to reveal his master's identity, rescuing Harriet and her friend from a blackmailer, an invitation to invest in a scheme designed to ruin his father, and threats of a lawsuit and arrest only add to his woes. Thankfully one important member of the family, Uncle Michael, does know who Richard is and encourages him to "brazen" it out. It is the work of Michael and the arrival of Bill Williams looking for his supposedly seriously injured son that finally bring out the truth.

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