Tess Lawson breaks her engagement to Will when she finds he is dishonest and afterwards marries Charles Pine. One night, a few years after her marriage, the girl alone in the house, surprises a burglar in the midst of his operations. As she calls the police the man unmasks and she recognizes Will. He begs her for old time's sake to let him go, but before he can get away a policeman arrives, and as the girl is explaining to him that it is all a mistake and that the gentleman is a visitor, her husband enters. He overhears the statement and recognizing his wife's former fiancé, misunderstands the situation. Some latent spark of manhood arises in Will and rather than escape at the expense of the sacrifice Tess is making for him, he calls back the police officer and gives himself up as a burglar. When he shows his tools and bag of loot, even the husband is satisfied and begs forgiveness of his wife for the suspicion.
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