Johnson is a young solicitor and with his wife Eva and their baby girl Dorothy occupy a town house. The wife and baby take a short vacation and during their absence, Johnson meets Lizzie, a former sweetheart. There is a visit to a café and the old love days are discussed. Upon the return of his wife, Johnson gives every outward evidence of being guilty of transgressing, and finally makes a confession to his wife. She leaves him and with her child and Jane, an old servant, takes up her abode elsewhere. When little Dorothy is stricken with illness, Jane informs her father and the latter makes an appointment to visit his former home at 11 o'clock at night. While kneeling at the bedside of the little one, the wife, who had been slumbering in an adjoining room is aroused, and thinking that a burglar has entered the house grasps a revolver and enters the sick chamber. There is a shot in the dark and Johnson is slightly wounded in the arm. But the shot brings about a reconciliation between ...
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