Janet is beloved by Frank Bruning, but she does not reciprocate his affections, for there is another man, Robert Burroughs, who is rapidly rising in his profession, that of a criminal lawyer. She accepts the latter' s proposal. Bruning sees an announcement of the engagement and decides to do all in his power to stop it. He thinks of a former ally of his, an adventuress. He calls upon her at a time when she is quarreling with a former lover of hers. Bruning proposes that she make Janet jealous in some way, and to this end he contrives to have this woman, Marion White, invited to the engagement party. Marion manages cleverly and faints in Burroughs' arms as Bruning leads Janet on the scene. Marion kisses Burroughs passionately. No words of his will appease Janet and she sends him away and the engagement is broken. Bruning shows Janet sympathy and so arranges that he is at last accepted. Burroughs reads of her engagement and tries to put her from his mind. Marion White needs money and ...
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