Lawrence Richards is a hard-working young business man, but his pretty young wife, Isabel, worships dally at the shrine of her demigod, society. This leads to extravagancies on her part. The husband is worried to distraction and incidentally Lucy, their little daughter, is neglected. The strain almost wrecks the husband. His mother, Elizabeth, visits him at his home for the week-end, and in despair he asks her aid. Thoroughly understanding young people, the mother promises a remedy. She studies Isabel and her acquaintances. Isabel, after a lavish social function, becomes prey to her usual obsession for fine clothes. She pleads with Richards for money. Angered, and somewhat surprised by his refusal, she confides to the mother. Elizabeth apparently sympathizes with her. She goes further. She tells Isabel the reason she is being refused is because Richards is spending all of his hard-earned money on a woman. Sparks of jealousy are kindled and speedily fanned into a flame when, on the ...
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