Henry Halstrom, man of wealth, is struck by the beauty of Mary, John Desmond's wife. John, who is in Halstrom's employ, although unable to afford the luxuries of life, is very happily married with Mary and the lives of the two are bound up in the love for Jackie, their little son. Halstrom, accustomed to possess all he desires, decides that Mary shall be his. He sends John to Chicago on a lengthy mission of business. Then, playing on her weakness, appealing to her vanity, offering her all the luxuries and fineries of life, which she has ever craved and been unable to possess; he gradually wins her over to him. Mrs. Barnes, her mother, alarmed at her behavior and the sudden appearance of her wonderful gowns, telegraphs to John to return home immediately. In despair, Mary writes Halstrom of her mother's act. He sends her a note, telling her that she may make her home with him. Fearing John's wrath, Mary goes to Halstrom, carelessly leaving his note behind at her home. Halstrom, anxious ... Written by
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