When suddenly Ella elopes, her mother dies from the shock, and her father, General Darrington disinherits her. Years later, after her husband dies, Ella is taken ill and can only be saved by an expensive operation. When her appeals to her father for money return unopened, she sends her daughter Bery, who manages to soften her grandfather, and he gives her gold and a necklace. After the General is found dead from an andiron blow, and the will, which favored lawyer Lennox Dunbar, cannot be found, Beryl is arrested. Her brother Bertie arrives unexpectedly, however, and testifies that when he argued with the General, a lightning bolt caused the old man to fall and drop the andiron he was raising, which then hit him, while the will flew into the fire. Lennox, who believed Beryl innocent, rushes in with a photograph imprinted on a window which occurred when the lightning struck, proving Bertie's story. After Beryl tries to give the inheritance to Lennox, they discover that they love each ...