Jim Grant has pretty well gone to the bad. Letters from his mother in the country ask him to help her with a little money and the knowledge of her need almost makes him yield to the temptation to join one of his companions, Kid Burke, in a burglary but the same letter is the cause of a row between Jim and Burke and the latter is unceremoniously put out of Jim's room. Jim becomes acquainted with Esther Benton who lives with her blind mother in the next room in the tenement. She is in financial straits but through an unexpected stroke of good fortune she receives a sum of money, large enough to supply her present needs. She puts the money away to await the demand of the rent collector but Jim, who has another appeal from his mother, knows about Esther's money and on Easter eve, while the child is out, he tiptoes into the room, where is only the blind mother, and takes the money. Before he can leave Esther returns. She thinks he has come in for a neighborly call and sweetly insists on ... Written by
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