Owen Brown, member of a gang of toughs, is touched in his better nature by a girl named Annie Bell. The latter is still going to school and on her way home is annoyed by three thugs who are routed by Brown. The girl takes a kindly interest in Brown and rescues him from his debasing surroundings. He is educated and shows great talents. He suffers a sunstroke and while under treatment tastes a glass of wine, which brings back his craving for drink and he has a sad moral relapse. He later somewhat redeems himself, but loses his mind after writing an autographic novel. He is nursed back into sanity by Annie, who then becomes his life partner.
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