Mary Waters, an American girl, loves Pietro Delani, a blind musician. His uncanny talent is hampered by the loss of his eyesight, and Mrs. Delani, Pietro's mother, is informed by a specialist that an operation is the musician's only hope. Mary sacrifices the little money she has saved and pays for the operation, without the knowledge of Pietro or his mother. Pietro's eyesight is restored to him. His first thought is of Mary, whom he has never seen, and when he gazes upon his beloved's face, he is shocked to find that she is indeed a very plain and simple girl. He is disappointed. Mary realizes that she is not what he thought her to be. A little later we see Pietro, a musical genius, being lionized by society. His rapid strides to success bring about an engagement between himself and Edna Ainsworth, a society butterfly. The penalty of his indiscrimination is blindness, and again Pietro is in a pitiable condition. Edna returns his ring. For a while he is disconsolate, but finally the ...
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