Two young men love the same young girl. One of them, learning that war has been declared, enlists and goes to the front. Passing with his regiment before the home of his beloved, he leaves the ranks to say farewell. He asks her hand in marriage and she acquiesces. He then slips the betrothal ring on her finger and she, in turn, unclasps a locket she wears around her neck and gives it to him. He swears he will never part with it, and they exchange a last kiss. As he goes away, she bursts into tears. The other young man is called on the field of operations as war correspondent of an important newspaper. He calls on the young girl and also tells of his love for her. He meets with a repulse, he insists, she shows him her engagement ring. She is no more free, her word has been given to another. Furious, the war correspondent leaves, but vows inwardly that he will have his revenge, cost what it may, on the man who is the cause of his disappointment and whom he now hates with all his might. ... Written by
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