PART ONE: Old Miner Benton called upon his widowed sister and her charming daughter, Bernice. When he saw the daughter in the arms of Ralph Conway, geologist, he ordered him from the place and severely lectured his aged sister. A lawyer called and made over to him a legacy to be equally divided between him and his poor sister, but the miner carefully hid the true value of the property. Bernice's mother finally died and on the day of her death Bernice became the bride of Ralph. Together they started off to the land given them by the penurious uncle, who chuckled as he thought of the barren patch of beach he had given her. Imagine their disgust and despair when a slovenly hotel-keeper pointed out the barren tract. Bernice fled, crying, while Ralph sunk to the ground thoroughly discouraged. After a time he noticed the smell of oil, took a sip of water at his feet, straightened up with a new look in his face-for the scraggly, rocky coast had oil! PART TWO: Several months passed-Summerland...
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