George Lawrence and his mother live in a nearby town in a modest sort of way, George earning money by writing. His chum, Philip Crane, comes down on week-ends to call and it is on one of these trips our story starts. Unknown to his mother, George has written a play, "The Apples of Sodom," and on this occasion when Crane comes to visit, he reads the play and Crane, more than pleased with it, promises to take it to the city and try to sell it to a manager. Poor George is ailing with a severe cough, which causes his mother many an unhappy moment of worry. On the day Crane returns to the city, George is overcome and dies, trying with his last breath to tell his mother of the play. Crane returns to the city, reads the play, sees its worth and just as he plans what to do, receives a message of George's death. Sending a wire of condolence, be returns to the play. Why not claim it and change the author's name? This he does. The play turns out to be a big hit, and royalties flow into Crane's ... Written by
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