A New Lease of Life: Convict No. 900 is released from prison. Handicapped by poverty, disgrace and weakness, resolved to begin life anew. Hastens homeward to see his wife and child. Man's Inhumanity to Man: He finds a position as shipping clerk and does well. Wife's and child's happiness his incentive. Works hard, but detectives spot him, and he is discharged. "Trying Again:" Undismayed, he starts to find another position. Without friends or influence, it is a hard task. Returns home to find his child sick. Unable to get medical assistance. "Nil Desperandum:" Every hand against him. Everywhere refused work. Is well-nigh discouraged. Fight on, bravely, hoping against hope. A Hero at Heart: Wild excitement on the street. Runaway team about to dash a child to death. No. 900, at the risk of his life, saves the child Modestly retires, a nameless hero. Back to the Old Life: After a weary struggle, rebuffed everywhere, he gives up the fight, determines to return to thieving. Gets his tools ... Written by
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