In the strife of a great city two sisters take different paths, one a humble home with honest hearts, the other, a gilded life of luxury and ease, without the holy name of wife. At the opening of the story the contrast of their lives is shown. Tom and Alice, although poor, find much to be thankful for and are happy with their family of four small children. One night the husband, while in faithful execution of his duties as night watchman, discovers burglars at work upon his employer's safe. He unfortunately reaches the scene the moment the safe explodes and is killed by the heavy door. The next morning his dead body is found and taken to the home of his wife. Helen, while taking her chocolate in bed, reads of the disaster that has befallen the home of her sister. Being deeply touched, she dispatches a message, offering assistance, which is firmly resented by the widow, together with her offering of flowers. Alice, unprovided for by the death of her husband, secures employment. Helen, ...
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