A newly married wife is in great grief at the death of her only child. One day she and her husband call at a cottage for refreshment during a walk and there see a child whose features bring back to the mother's recollection the child she has lost. The peasant woman is persuaded to allow the visitors to adopt the child, first making a tattoo mark on its arm. Twenty years elapse, the peasant woman dies, and one of her daughters by chance gets a situation in the house where her adopted brother is living with his foster parents. There has been staying in the cottage home another brother, who is the scapegrace of the family. He enters the house where his sister is employed for burglarious purposes. His brother whom he does not know has just come in and grapples with the intruder. The burglar is just about to shoot when he sees the mark of the other man's arm, and knows that they must be brothers. Gratitude that he has been saved from committing fratricide overcomes him, and the brothers ...
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