Henry Revol was a wealthy bachelor, who had nothing but time and money at his disposal. We see him at his mansion in the midst of a Bohemian gathering. The party is made up of the lights of theatrical, literary and art circles. It is nothing unusual, simply one of the reckless affairs so often held at his home. These are the "false pleasures" of life, made all the more pronounced when contrasted with the "simple life," a scene in a humble home where a mother lives in the love of her children. Revol is simply burned up by the fires of dissipation, and at a succeeding affair falls fainting in his chair. The doctor summoned, tells anticipate fate, but the thought of the jeering of his fawning friends pricks his pride, when a plumber enters his home to do some repairing. An idea strikes him. He will exchange clothes with him and go out somewhere incog. This he does, and after leaving what money he has about him on the mantel, only taking enough to pay for a room for the night, and ...
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