Comte de Breard, an impoverished nobleman, is in love with Delaphine, daughter of the rich George Huguet, but the young woman is not impressed by the Comte's wooing, although his suit is favored by her father. In order to replenish his purse, Comte de Breard tries his hand at cards, but loses to a mysterious stranger, who had previously won from quite a number of the club members. The next day. Delaphine, while out riding, drops a pearl necklace. It is found by the stranger, who returns it to the lady and promptly falls in love with her. He is introduced to Delaphine's father and receives an invitation to attend the Grande Fete, to be held the following day. Comte de Breard discovers the attachment that has sprung up between Delaphine and the stranger. In a spirit of mean revenge, he denounces the newcomer before the guests, stating that he is a common gamester, which results in the stranger being ordered from the place. Delaphine does not believe the charges against her lover. An ...
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