Tom, jailed for another's crime, is discharged because of his record. He goes home. An appeal to a doctor results in failure, and, discouraged, he plans to rob his employer's home to get money for medicine for his sick daughter. His employer and wife go out, leaving the maid with Helen, his little daughter. The maid has a date with her beau, and leaves the baby asleep. Tom enters with intent to rob, but finds Helen, sick, and stays to nurse her. Helen's parents return unexpectedly, and find Tom nursing Helen. Over the bedside of their sick daughter, they realize a man was born, and they paid the price.
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