He is just the kind of a young man you would expect a lot of girls to love, but at this ball we see him dividing his attentions between two. They both seem to adore him, but finally, after a most diplomatic maneuver, he gets a cozy corner with one and, to her surprise and delight, places a ring on her finger. The other girl sees the ring later, and resignedly congratulates both. Yes, she even attends the wedding, but one easily sees that she would not mind changing places with the bride. A few years now pass. We see the erstwhile bride, now the mother of a pretty little girl, at home. But all has not been as happy as the wedding bells, for the mother's frail frame is being racked by coughs at frequent intervals; aye, it is that hacking, hollow cough which one immediately recognizes as the accompaniment of the great white plague. The father is distracted, but there is no recall from its grip, and we soon see the young mother abed; but before she closes her eyes she places the hand of ...
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