John Porter, at his death, leaves his little baby girl, Mary, who is adopted into the family of old Captain Allen and his wife. Sixteen years later Mary has grown into a beautiful girl, ignorant of the fact that she is an adopted child and, believing the Allens to be her parents. Her dearest friend and chum is Eva Hartman, a pretty girl, and the two are inseparable. One day, while out skating, they meet Frank Garrison, a handsome fellow, who aids Mary in removing her skates. Both Mary and Eva fall in love with him, but Frank plainly shows that it is Mary he cares for and Eva becomes jealous of her dear friend. One day Mary receives a note from Frank saying he is coming the next evening to take her and Eva to a fancy dress ball. The girls are delighted and go up in the attic to rummage among some old trunks for costumes to wear. Here it is that Eva suddenly comes across an old letter written to the Allens by Porter and agreeing to the adoption of Mary into the Allen home. Filled with ...
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