Inspector Brown at the estate is a wicked and brutal person, who is always quarreling with the workmen; but at the same time he is sly enough to ingratiate himself by sly words with the Squire's daughter Elsie, so much so that she, as the inspector one day is turned out on account of his brutality, follows him, giving up her beautiful home and her old father on his behalf. A year later we see her in a poor-looking room in a big city. Brown is now just as brutal to Elsie as he was before to the workmen; he is not even ashamed of forcing her to give up the last of her savings, although she is ill, having just been confined with a child. This money he spends on bad women. Twelve years have passed. Brown has long since left Elsie, who is obliged to support herself and her boy, Charles, by sewing. Charles now does not want to be an encumbrance to his mother any longer, and we see him leaving the little home to go out in the country to look for a situation. Accidentally he comes to his ...
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