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  • Passing into a cabaret show with a gay party of friends, Winnie Alden, acting on a sudden impulse, takes a little flower girl with her. This causes much joking among her companions, who cannot understand what has come over her. A chance remark of the little girl's shows Winnie what a false life she is leading, and she decides to abandon it. Edward Ferris, her man-friend, laughs at her when she tells him her intention and insultingly asks her to come to him when she needs money. Good luck attends Winnie, who obtains a typist's position in a city office. She lives very happily in a boarding-house and cuts herself off entirely from all her former companions. While working here she meets Roy Dayton, who falls in love with her, and after a time proposes marriage to her. His earnest pleading wins her consent and she is looking forward to the wedding day. Edward Ferris finds out where she is working, and one day shadows her to her home. She sees him and lets him see plainly that she does not want anything to do with him, but he forces himself upon her by calling at the house the next day. When she tells him of her engagement he laughs rudely at her and asks her what her intended husband would think of her past life, telling her that if she will come to him she will have all the luxury she can desire. Roy Dayton enters the room and overhears part of what is said. He demands an explanation from Winnie, who cannot give it. Upbraiding her for having won his love falsely, he leaves her in anger. Winnie falls in a swoon and afterwards becomes seriously ill and is taken to a hospital. In her delirium she raves constantly of Roy, who is finally sent for by the nurse, who sees that unless Winnie sees him she will die. When Roy sees the condition of his sweetheart he is stricken with remorse and his love is re-awakened. Warmly clasping her to his heart he asks forgiveness and brings the smile back to her wasted cheeks.

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