Mary Morris is employed in the toy section of a department store; her wages are small and she has to support a young sister who is an invalid. The child is very ill. The doctor has just told Mary that Nellie (her sister) must be kept constantly in the pure western air or she will die. Mary realizes the impossibility of this with her very limited means and is in consequence broken-hearted. It so happens that Jim Hunt, a very good-natured, wealthy rancher who has just arrived in the city for a visit, sees Mary on the street as she is going to work, and it is a case of love at first sight. He follows her to the store and enters with the intention of proposing right away but when he sees her at the counter of the toy department he fails to pull his courage up to the sticking point and covers his confusion by purchasing a big doll, which he takes with him to his hotel. Alone in his room he decides that after seeing Mary the second time he is more in love than before, and will go right back... Written by
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