Pierre de Brezeux, a young man of wealth and refinement, becomes engaged to a beautiful and worthy girl of his station in life, Marthe Rozay. Pierre has one fault, weakness, and this is the cause of becoming entoiled with a dancer, Ida Bianca, who has determined to win him. In spite of his infatuation, Pierre really wishes to be true to his fiancée, but with arts and wiles the dancer keeps him at her side. One day he is persuaded to take Ida to dine openly in the Pavilion du Bois, in the Bois de Boulogne. It is a fatal step, for he is seen and his enraged fiancée, wounded to the heart, breaks off the engagement in an interview the next day, in which Marthe shows herself more grieved than bitter. So Pierre is tighter in the wiles of Ida than ever. Ida, conscious that she is the aggressor in the love affair, endeavors to make him jealous by flirting with Novita, a famous matador. Novita is the one to become jealous, for he falls in love with her with sudden violence, and she delights in...
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