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Ralph and Gordon are both in love with Mary and the former attempts to propose, but cannot summon sufficient courage. Mary understands the young man and suggests that he leave a note in the trunk of an old tree. Taking heart from this encouragement. Ralph writes a message and places it at the "sweethearts' post office." Gordon, watching the affair from a distance, comes up, reads the note, destroys half of it, and places the balance in the tree. When Mary reads the mutilated note, the meaning has been entirely changed by the omission of the stolen half, and she becomes angry at Ralph's seeming heartlessness. The next day she denounces Ralph in such a manner that he impulsively leaves for Africa. A short time after his departure Gordon, through the aid of Mary's grandmother, persuades the girl to marry him. Feeling piqued at Ralph's treatment, she prepares for the wedding, but when the final day arrives, she realizes she is making a mistake and is consequently overjoyed when Gordon's ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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