Count Von Teyn is a young officer in a cavalry regiment, and after a romantic courtship and marriage he unwittingly subscribes to a fund for the benefit of Miss Phoebe, a professional equestrienne. The latter thanks the Count by letter and asks that she be permitted to thank him in person. The letter falls into the hands of his wife, Lydia, and she witnesses the meeting and returns to her parents in a jealous rage. The Count later begs for forgiveness and a reconciliation follows. In a race for the King's cup, Count Von Teyn is one of the principal riders and Lydia, in company with her millionaire father, Peter Romford, and many other notables, occupy box seats in the grandstand. During the steeplechase, Count Von Teyn is thrown from his mount and injured. The family physician calls in consultation two eminent specialists and they agree that the young nobleman has suffered injuries which will cause him to be a cripple for life. Lydia bears this news with fortitude, and resolves to ...
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