Richard Manners, a young man of wealth and refinement, while rescuing a child from a burning building, disfigures himself for life. Although extremely fond of society, he is practically ostracized. He is intensely fond of children but they flee from his presence at sight of his hideous countenance. This continual reminder of his misfortune proving too much for his soul, he retires to his country estate where he will be removed from encountering his fellow men. In this rural district lives a young girl who has recently become blind. She takes her old favorite walks, led about by her dog. Manners takes the same walks and one day when the dog broke away from his mistress and has left her helpless. Manners comes to her rescue. To his amazement she does not shrink from his presence and he discovers that she is blind. The inevitable happens. They marry and his life is lived simply and happily with her and their union is eventually blessed by a child. The mother love asserts itself and her ...
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