Grim meets Valeria, an heiress, at Mrs, Masterly's home, Hume, a fortune hunter who aspires to Valeria's hand, becomes intensely jealous when he learns that Grim has fallen in love with her. Perceiving this, Valeria who cares nothing for Grim, flirts with him out of sheer mischief. A bank failure wipes out Valeria's fortune. The girl discovers Hume's real character when the fortune hunter hears of her misfortune. Grim, however, begs Valeria to marry him. Piqued by Hume's action, the girl consents. A revulsion of feeling overcomes the girl immediately after the ceremony and she tells Grim she hates him. Too proud to plead with his wife, Grim departs for the west on business. During his absence Hume endeavors to see Valeria. Heavily in debt, the ne'er-do-well steals a purse dropped by his friend Travis. The latter learns of Hume's contemptible act after the money has been spent. He gives the man twenty-four hours in which to return the money. Desperate, Hume calls up Valeria late that ...
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