Nell, a thief and girl of the slums, resolves to lead a better life. The girl breaks away from Brent, a crook who has been her companion, and secures a position in a millinery store. Brent meets Nell on the street shortly afterward. He attempts to bully the girl hack to her old life. Nell, in a frantic effort to escape, dashes across the street. An automobile knocks her down and injures her so seriously that she is taken to the hospital. Lane, a young surgeon who is attending Nell, falls in love with the girl. Because of her past Nell refuses to marry him. Later, however, she reads that Brent has been sent to prison for a long term of years. Feeling sure that Lane will never learn of her former life, Nell finally agrees to be the surgeon's wife. Shortly after her marriage, the girl learns that Brent has escaped and is at large. That night, she hears burglars in the house. Terror-stricken, Nell, who is alone, is about to phone for the police when one of the burglars enters and holds ...
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