Ebenezer White is a hard-fisted money-lender. His son Ned is a scapegrace and is turned outdoors by his father. Ned tries to reform, however, and asks for another chance. White refuses to give him one. Barnacle drops in in the midst of this family row, to pay his rent, to White, who is his landlord. Ned in despair drowns his sorrows in drink and is thrown out of the village saloon. He is found by Barnacle, who takes him to his home, sobers him up and with the help of Ruth, makes him feel the comforts of home life. Then with the assistance of Bunce, he gets him a berth aboard ship, and lends him money enough to start life anew. Time passes, Ned makes good and writes his mother that he is coming home from his first voyage and will meet her at Barnacle's, as he does not want to return home till his father asks him. The night Ned reaches home, there is a storm off the coast and a ship is wrecked. Ned nearly loses his life in rescuing the passengers. As he is lying at the point of death, ...
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