Elizabeth Morton is called upon by Herbert Harman, the executor of her late husband's will, saying it states that Betty, her daughter, is to be educated at the Sacred Heart Convent, in France. After Betty has been a year abroad, moved more by passion for the widow's loneliness than love, Harman proposes to Mrs. Morton. She requests him to wait a year until Betty returns from school, and if their feelings are then the same, she will consent to marry him. In the meantime, Betty has blossomed into a beautiful bud of womanhood and the three years prescribed by her father's will having passed, she returns to her home and mother. Her mother has prepared a surprise for her in the shape of her first long dress. Betty goes into girlish raptures over its beauty. While the girl is admiring her own reflection in the hall mirror, her mother allows Harman to place the engagement ring upon her finger, and tells him that for the first time since her husband's death, she will put on a light dress, and...
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