Drink is fastening its arms around Frank Downing; he has broken promise after promise made to his wife to reform and she in despair appeals to a friend, who endeavors to persuade her to leave and accept a position as teacher in the village school in a distant part of the state. One night Downing comes home helpless, having spent his week's wages on drink, and there is no food in the house for Edna and the boy, Tommy. This decides the question and Edna and the little boy leave the degraded man to go forth into the world and earn their living. Upon arriving in the village where her school is located, Edna meets and inquires her way of John Stevens. He is a widower and is devoted to his little daughter, Doris, to whom he is both father and mother. Through this chance meeting a friendship is established between Edna and John, which grows stronger and stronger as time passes, until John discovers that he loves her very dearly, and asks her to be his wife. Edna then admits her love and ...
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