Drama | Romance | Short
Harold Brandon, a young broker, seeks rest and recuperation in the mountains. He is welcomed into the home of David Lewellyn, whose daughter, Gwymeth, takes upon herself the office of nurse and companion to the invalid. He is attracted by the athletic beauty and wholesome nature of the girl, and it is not long before they grow very fond of each other. She accompanies him in his strolls, and whenever his strength fails she is at his side to administer to him. He grows stronger every day, and at the end of three or four months he returns home, physically a strong man, morally a weak one. He promises to Write Gwymeth, but the fact is, he is engaged to a girl in the city and soon forgets the girl of the mountains and all his fair promises. Six months later Harold marries the society girl. A friend of his wife extends an invitation to her and Harold to spend part of their honeymoon at her mountain home. Harold has never told his wife about Gwymeth. They visit the mountain home of their friend, located in the same region as the Lewellyns. Harold and his wife, taking a long ramble through the mountains, are overtaken by a storm and lose their way. Night fast approaching, he goes in search of help. Unexpectedly he finds himself again in the home of Gwymeth, to whom he appeals for assistance and begs her to save his wife. Notwithstanding her indignation, Gwymeth goes out and brings his wife safely to her home and shelters them for the night. On the following day she directs them to their friend's home and scornfully rejects all recognition of her kindness, reflecting upon the perfidy and weakness of man's moral cowardice.