A self-sacrificing young woman, living in a small village, can have the handsome young blacksmith for the asking. But he has to work hard for his living and although she likes him well, she cannot see her way clear to encumber him with the care of her family, for her mother is weak and ill and her little sister must have the necessary schooling to fit her for life. She, therefore, keeps on putting off the marriage. A stranger, born in the village, having made money, returns to view the scenes of his childhood. He is recognized by an old man as he steps into the blacksmith's shop to ask where he can obtain a room and board. The blacksmith directs him to the home of his sweetheart, knowing that the addition will be welcomed by her. There the stranger takes up his habitation, and being a man of discernment, notes the beauty of her character. He even falls quietly in love with her, but will not let her see it because he knows of the relationship with the blacksmith. She, on her side, ...
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