John compels Geraldine to return a gown she has just purchased, declaring that he cannot afford to pay for it. Geraldine meets Reggie, a former suitor, who offers to loan her the money to pay for the dress. To quiet her husband's suspicions, Geraldine forges a note purporting to come from her Aunt Clara, and encloses the money given to her by Reggie. All goes well until Aunt Clara unexpectedly arrives on a visit. To get out of the dilemma, Geraldine confesses to her soft-hearted Aunt. After administering a lecture, Aunt Clara gives Geraldine the price of the gown and orders her to return Reggie his money. Geraldine attempts to hand the money to Reggie during a dinner party given by her husband. Reggie, however, tries to make love to her. Furious, the girl rips the dress off and with the idea of ending her obligation to him, throws it into his face. John and his guests enter, attracted by the noise. Geraldine makes a clean breast of her folly. Turning upon Reggie, the guests take him ...
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