John Harris, a crippled young millionaire, breaks his engagement with Sarah Curtis when he discovers that she has been attracted by his wealth and covertly mocks him because of his affliction. Harris determines to put his club friends to the test and has an article published to the effect that he has lost his fortune. When the article appears Harris' former friends desert him. Disgusted with the shallowness of society Harris takes quarters in a tenement, hoping to discover true friendship among the poor. In the meantime Anna Newton, a benevolent young woman of means, decides to write an article on tenement life and finds a room in the game building. The agent who conducts her to her quarters wishes to become better acquainted and forces his attentions on the young woman. Her cries attract Harris who hastens to the scene. But the crippled millionaire is no match for the rough agent, who throws the young man to the floor and stuns him. Anna secures help and bears Harris to his room. She...
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