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  • George, a young spendthrift, is cast aside by Cora after he spent his last dollar. As he leaves he reproaches her so severely that she is frightened and threatens him with a pistol. He seizes it and it is accidentally discharged and she is wounded. Horrified he is about to kill himself when the police enter and she accuses him of attempted murder. He is sentenced to prison for ten years. She is scarred for life and broods over it until she is warned that her reason will be affected. George is released on parole after he has served less than half of his sentence. He falls in love with Marcelle and later marries her. She knows nothing of his criminal record as he has broken his parole and changed his name thus rendering himself liable to arrest. Cora has opened a gambling saloon. One night George visits the place and she recognizes him. She pleads for his love. He scorns her. She has him followed and sends him a letter threatening to denounce him. He decides to plead to her. His wife follows him and hears him denounced as a convict and she confronts Cora with deep scorn. Cora calls up the police and tells where they can find the convict who has broken his parole. The young couple go home and await the officers who go first to Cora and find her a maniac. The excitement has been too much for her. They go to George who clasping his wife in his arms is awaiting arrest. To their surprise the officers tell them the department has decided to pay no attention to the charge of a maniac and leave. Later, George and Marcelle attend the death bed of the repentant adventuress.

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