Katherine Dalton finds herself alone in a big city without friends, funds or hope of employment. Because she dares to rebuff the affronts of a ward politician, she is forced to leave her cheap rooming house and is denied admission at the city lodgings. Tired and hungry she finally joins the "bread line," that last resort of the city's unfortunate. Here she meets Bill Hickey, a human derelict through circumstance. While wandering along the snow-covered streets, in search of a place to sleep, they suddenly come face to face with another couple. The girls stare at each other in amazement. They are exact doubles. The men do not notice this. Hickey later reads in a newspaper of the reward being offered for the return of one Katherine Kent, a wealthy merchant's daughter, and description. Katherine recognizes her passerby of the street. Hungry and cold, she tells Hickey she is going to try to palm herself off as the missing heiress. They go to the house, but the imposition is discovered and ...
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