In a small hamlet upon the ocean sands, there live an old fisherman and his two daughters. Betty, the more attractive of the two, having won the heart of Bob, a youthful fisherman, whom her sister, Jane, also loves with a silent devotion. At the opening of the story Bob has several affectionate scenes with Betty, in which her lack of sincerity and depth are manifested in deep contrast with the character of Jane. Joe, an artist, lured by the picturesque seacoast, happens upon the peaceful settlement and is immediately attracted by the unusual beauty of Betty, whose services he manages to enlist to pose. Bob, who has felt a gradual indifference upon the part of Betty, later happens upon the scene in which his betrothed confesses her love, to the young artist. Overcome by his emotion, the young fisherman demands that she choose between them, and Betty, innocently following the inclination of her heart, leaves with Joe. Bob, heartbroken at the loss, bears his grief in silence, while in a ...
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