Dr. Gilderbrand has a large and remunerative practice in the East Side. He is very soon to be married. The doctor is to give up his East Side practice and buy one in the country, where his fiancée lives. Sybil is impatiently waiting for the day when the doctor will go to her father's house for a short visit. There are, of course, frequent letters exchanged by the lovers. A day or so before the doctor proposes to leave the city for his visit his office is invaded by Bill Smart, a burglar, who asks, begs and implores the doctor to go and see his dying child. The doctor is impressed by the man's excitement and leaves his patients in charge of an assistant while he goes to Bill's home. There Bill and his wife are in despair over the child's condition. The doctor, with his calm, business-like manner, soon reassures them and sits by the child's bedside all night. In the morning the crisis has passed and the doctor prepares to leave. Bill offers him a fee, which he refuses, and he leaves ... Written by
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