Hugh Mainard, a big, strong fisherman, and Ida Darrow, the pretty lame girl, become much attached to each other. Mabel, who is called "The Coquette," is rescued from a shipwreck by Hugh and Bob Darrow, Ida's brother. The newcomer is taken into the Darrow home, and Bob soon falls in love with her. But she favors Hugh and he soon forgets Ida. This arouses a certain Jealousy in Bob and also a strong resentment against Hugh's treatment of his sister. A fight ensues, and in one of the most unique scenes ever produced in a picture, the two rivals, still fighting with the desperate abandon of angered men, roll down the cliffs and over the brink, dropping through space into the raging sea below. They keep up the fight in the water until they are forced to stop from sheer exhaustion and realization of their folly. Mabel is turned out of the Darrow home, and, broken-hearted, goes to live with the parson. A year brings many changes in her life and she eventually finds her reward in marriage and ...
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