A young girl leaves home to take a situation in a big city as domestic servant. She receives advances from the son of the family, who turns out to be an inveterate gambler. In a gambling club which he frequents, he one night loses all he has. Reaching home in the small hours of the morning, he sees on the sideboard a valuable piece of jewelry, which his mother has left there. The temptation to steal it besets him and he succumbs. The new domestic performs the usual household duties in the room the next morning, and when the family arrive and the jewelry is missed, she is naturally accused of the theft. The son, though present, allows her to be arrested for the crime of which she is innocent. About this time the gambling den is raided. Here there was a maid who has pawned the jewel on behalf of the young man; the police have naturally been in communication with the pawnbroker and have her description. He is summoned, and recognizes her as the girl who pawned the jewel, and she, to save...
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