Jack Norton had traveled the downgrade, had transgressed the laws of man, had trespassed the forbidden, and paid the penalty. But he escaped from prison, and in some way, mapped out perhaps by Fate ages ago, met sweet little Flora Harding. Jack looked into her eyes and the storm in his soul subsided, the rancor of his wounded heart was soothed. Those eyes of Flora were the gospel, a psalm and a sermon by themselves. Jack determined to leave his evil companions and the viciousness of his former life, and make of himself a man worthy of the name and the girl. She says yes, when he asks her the old question, and for the first time in his tempestuous career, Jack faces a life of peace and love. In time a little stranger comes to bless the union, a baby girl, with the wistful, wondering charm of the girl wife and mother. Jack's cup of happiness is filled to the brim, and the path of life looms up rosy and bright and buoyant. Enter Fate, with her mystic web, which forthwith she begins ...
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