Rev. William Wells, Dean of Cresswell, has two daughters, Bess and Louise. Bess wants to go to London to study art under a well-known master. Her talent as a painter, if she has any at all, is only passable. Louise, who really has the gift, sometimes gives two or three touches to Bessie's work that make them possible. One of these sketches decides the Dean to consent to Bessie's wishes and the sketch influences Harry Vane, the London artist, to accept Bessie as a pupil. This artist is successful and has many pupils. He has a gentle caressing way of treating the girls and Bessie, who is very much taken with him from the start, being young and impressionable, mistakes his manner and thinks that he is in love with her. This not being the case and Vane, seeing how matters stand, tells her that she has no talent and that she is wasting her time at his school. This is such a shock to Bessie that she breaks down and returns home in a hurry. When Louise hears her sister's story she believes ... Written by
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