By the flickering light of a candle an old peddler hides a bundle of bills in the chimney of his wretched hovel. In a house nearby Mary, a factory girl, lives with her invalid sister. Mary comes to the rescue of the old peddler when some boys in the neighborhood throw stones at him, an incident which earns the gratitude of the miser. Mary is saving her earnings to take her sister to a climate where she will recover from her malady. Mary goes to the bank to open an account and gets acquainted with Charles, the cashier. Charles is afflicted with a secret greed for money and as he handles the funds of the bank he suffers a great desire to take them. Mary's savings at the bank have grown to an amount sufficient to take her sister away, when the bank fails and it is announced that Charles, the cashier, has absconded. The old peddler sees Mary pounding on the doors of the bank. He hurries to his hovel, and gets the packages of bills from their hiding place and prepares to leave. Upon ... Written by
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