Lucile has married Ed Wilson, but still continues to receive visits from Tom Hughes, a former suitor and friend of her husband, who works in the same office with him. Tom generally announces his arrival by a yodeling call outside the house, and is always given an enthusiastic welcome by both husband and wife. Estrangement results between Ed and Lucile when she sees Tom getting along in the office better than her husband. Ed becomes discouraged and takes to drink, and is finally discharged from the office. Tom suggests to him that the right thing to do would be for him to drop out of Lucile's life and give her a chance for happiness with another man. Late one night, Ed leaves the house and starts for the west. Chance, in the form of a railroad accident, favors him, and he is able to lose his identity by changing clothes and papers with an unrecognizable victim. Tom identifies the papers and the dead man is buried as Ed Wilson. Two years later Lucile marries Tom. Ed, meanwhile, has ...
Moving Picture World synopsis