A bachelor, coming home one night under the influence of liquor, discovers a burglar taking his silverware. In his drunken condition he makes the robber put back the spoils and also promises him a position as butler if he will give up his profession as a burglar. He agrees. A few months later the bachelor marries a woman who falls heavily in debt playing cards. The woman to whom she owes the money is insistent, and matters come to a climax when at a card party in her own home she notices a guest drop her purse. She picks it up and when the loss is discovered the owner demands that everybody be searched by the detectives summoned. In the meantime the wife has given the purse to the butler for safe keeping. In this picture we are shown what gratitude really means and the sacrifice possible in the least of us. The burglar has paid his debt and the woman has learned a lesson. Written by
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