Tom Brooks, a big-hearted man who was devoted to his wife now dead and whose little son is the idol of his heart, conducts a saloon in a mining camp. He guards his boy from evil as best he can and wishing him to have the advantages he himself never enjoyed, sends him away to school. Several years later Jack, who is now a promising young army officer returning from service in the Philippines, meets Jane Van Buren and her father. He becomes an instant captive to the charms of the young girl. Tom Brooks has moved to the city and continuing in the only business he knows, runs a gambling house for wealthy patrons. Through this business, of which he is at heart ashamed, he acquires riches. He feels, however, that it is best that his son be kept in ignorance of the source of his wealth. One evening Jack gets a letter from young Van Buren, saying that he is losing heavily in a gambling house and asking him to come and take him away. Jack goes to the address indicated and sends in his name. In...
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