Count Sergius ingratiates himself into the favor of Professor Bain, and induces the old gentleman to consent to sacrifice his daughter Isabel upon the altar of Mammon, and wear his titled yoke. She loves Lieutenant Brace, of the United States Navy, and refuses to give the Count his answer. Isabel reads in the papers that the Lieutenant has gone to Genoa. She is surprised and greatly piqued, because he did not come to bid her good-bye, and accepts his indifference as conclusive that he does not care for her. The fact is, that Bruce sent her a note asking permission to call and it was never delivered. In the anger of her disappointment, she consents to become the wife of the Count. Two years later, Isabel and the Count are living in luxury and unhappiness in St. Petersburg, Russia. A State Ball is given, which officers plenipotentiary attend, Count Sergius, with Isabel, arc there. Lieutenant Bruce, visiting St. Petersburg, is present. Later, Isabel sees Bruce and faints. Bruce rushes to...
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