A gambler who has plucked a goodly share of other people's money, is about to leave for Europe with his woman. In his attorney's hands he places money and a note to another woman, saying that his secret marriage to her was illegal, and that he will provide for her and the child if she will accept his terms. The attorney delivers the note, but the woman refuses the money. A yeggman is watching the scene through the window, and he sees the attorney slip the money under the tablecloth. The crook determines to come that night and steal it. When he sneaks into the room that night he finds the woman dead of sorrow and worry and poverty. He recognizes her as his first sweetheart. He takes the little girl into his arms and his mind wanders into the past. His memories are shown as they reoccur to him. He is young, clean-cut, and is proposing marriage to his sweetheart. He is refused. He enters a saloon and watches a gambler lose all his money to a stranger. The stranger leaves the saloon and ...
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