After a serious quarrel with his father concerning his debts, Wallace Dixon leaves the house in anger, declaring that he will live his life as beat pleases him. That night, Alfred Dixon, the father, hears a noise by the safe in his bedroom, where he is sleeping, and shoots at the intruder who escapes unharmed. Dixon rushes downstairs and almost falls over his son, who has tripped while passing through the portieres of the hall. Wallace indignantly denies the attempted robbery, but his father will not believe him. The young man leaves the house, vowing that he will never enter it again. Late one night, Wallace, after Dixon has retired to bed, creeps to the house, almost starving, and seeing his old friend, Barrow, the butler sitting before the open fire, he taps the window and is let into the house. Barrow, first making sure that the servants are all out of the way, takes Wallace to the kitchen and gives him a hearty meal, Wallace declares that he must leave immediately, but asks ...
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