In furtherance of the will of her father, Irene Bromley is allowed so much annually by the trustee, Sidney Villon, a lawyer of loose morals, but who enjoys a place well up in the list in society. Arthur Colby, a wholesome, straightforward young man, is in love with her, but she treats him indifferently at times. She goes to Villon's office for $10,000. He gives her a check, despite the fact that Holden, his secretary, tells him on the side that she has already overdrawn her allowance, and she goes out reminding him of the dance to be given at the Edgerton home. Rupert Hazard, a struggling inventor, who has been excluded from Villon's office shortly previous, pushes his way into the inner office and scathingly denounces Villon, whom, he claims, stole his invention worth a fortune. At the dance the following evening. Irene, flushed with dancing and in all her resplendent glory and beauty, is seated with Arthur. He proposes, but her chill manner, cleverly affected, freezes the blood in ...
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