Mr. and Mrs. Wynne are drifting apart. After ten years of wedlock, during which time their common interests have gradually grown less and less, we find them at the opening of the picture, living in a great mansion together but almost entirely on separate lines. Dorothy, their little daughter, is the only remaining bond of affection between them. Through the carelessness of her governess, Dorothy is badly injured in a runaway accident and is carried home unconscious. As usual, Mrs. Wynne is at some afternoon reception and Mr. Wynne on his own affairs. Upon their return each is informed by the servants of Dorothy's injury, and each hastens to her room. The family doctor, whom the servants have called and who has long known of the strained relationship of the Wynnes, refuses to allow either of them to enter the sick child's chamber as her condition is critical and requires perfect quietness. For hours the child lingers between life and death, no word coming from the sick room which the ...
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