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  • Leslie Charlton, a young business man, not very long married, is in business difficulties and much worried over his finances. His young wife has literary ability and has written a novel, which she has a good chance of getting published, but she keeps it a secret from her husband until she is certain of the fact, as she does not wish to disappoint him. Meeting her publisher, Mr. Ormonde, one day, Leslie sees him drop an envelope, which is directed in his wife's handwriting. Then he sees her trying to conceal a letter from him. Afterwards he meets a messenger boy carrying a parcel to her from Ormonde and finally picks up a portion of her MSS., which contains a passionate love letter, which he thinks is for Ormonde. Just when his jealousy is at its height, he, while in his friend's office, sees his wife enter Ormonde's office, which is across the hall, and after remaining there some time, come out again. She has gone to receive a copy of her book and her first check. Leslie is furious and is only withheld from entering Ormonde's office to demand satisfaction by his friend, Jackson, who advises him to see his wife first and demand explanation. He reaches home to find her reading her own book. When he upbraids her she shows it to him and also her check, explains how she worked to help him, and is ashamed of his conduct. Leslie asks her forgiveness, and obtains it.


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