A fisher lad and his lass are seen walking along the beach washed by the incoming tide. They have quarreled, as lovers sometimes do, and to give force to her decision to end everything between them, the willful maiden takes the engagement ring from her finger, and throws it into the sea. Arriving home, the girl is visited by a once-rejected suitor to her hand, who notices the absence of the engagement ring, and is inspired with fresh hope. The young lady is meanwhile racked with remorse, and is love-sick. The rival, meanwhile, goes fishing, and amongst his catch is a fine piscatorial specimen, inside the mouth of which he finds the ring. At the village tavern he plays cards, and wins from the rejected lover the emblem of his troth, given him by the girl. He now has two rings, much to the chagrin of the other man, who follows him when on a fishing expedition, determined to get the ring back. At sea they quarrel and fight and fall overboard, and to save his own life, the rival has to ...
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