A girl is loved by a clerk and a marquis. She returns the affections of the poorer man, but her father swears that she shall have no other husband but the marquis. The young people make up their minds to elope, and a few mornings later she is missed. Years afterwards we see the girl in her home with her husband. A telegram comes saying that her father is dying. She goes home, but is too late to see her father alive. The mother is left penniless. The marquis offers to provide the mother an income provided the girl will marry him. She finally consents, hiding the marriage from the marquis. He dies a few years later, and the girl is reconciled with her husband.
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