Remorseful for his action years before in deserting his wife and child after a quarrel, Dent continually broods over his wrongdoing. An old man now, Dent still goes to his office every day, and finds his greatest pleasure in watching the ticker and gloating over the news of pecuniary gain which it brings. An attack of paralysis sends him to bed and though a prominent physician treats him, his condition grows steadily worse. The doctor finally sees that there is something weighing heavy on Dent's mind which, evidently, is hindering his recovery. On being asked to unburden his secret, Dent tells the story of how he deserted his daughter, Letitia, years before. After a conference with the doctor, Bagby, Dent's faithful valet sets out, ostensibly to try to find the missing girl. In a few days, he returns with a girl whom he introduces to Dent as Letitia. Dent questions her and, satisfied with her answers, happily accepts her as his daughter. After many happy months together, Dent finds ...
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