John, the black-faced sheep of the Ballet family, is ill in a Western mining town, and finding that he is about to die writes to his younger brother, Will asking him to take care of his little motherless girl. Before he can finish and mail the letter the cold hand of death stills his heart and be is found dead in his cabin by a miner friend. The miner reads the letter and takes it, with the child, back East to Will Hallett, who is a young bachelor and society man, engaged to a wealthy and beautiful girl, Betty O'Moore. Will's first impulse is to refuse the bequest but the winsome little three-year-old tot, with her golden curls, worms herself into his affections at first sight, and he decides to keep her. An incident in the park the next day shows him that Betty, his fiancée, does not care for children and he puts off telling her of his little charge. The baby proves a trial as well as a delight to Will, as she is the cause of his breaking an engagement with Betty for the opera, then ... Written by
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