Arthur Law and Samuel Kingston are both aspirants for the hand of Marguerite Leonard. Kingston, however. is the favored one until he seems to be a coward in the eyes of his sweetheart. He proposes to Marguerite during the progress of a dance at her home. She accepts him and the betrothal is overheard by Law, who in a moment of passion quarrels with Kingston and strikes him. The latter, remembering the respect he owes his hostess, restrains his anger and refuses to retaliate. Cowardice is despised by the pretty Marguerite, and she breaks off the engagement. The rumor of lack of courage reaches his club, and when he arrives there, he is shunned by his fellow members. Marguerite, while on the Brooklyn Bridge with young Law, looks down at the river below and in a flippant mood dares Law to leap over, even with the aid of a parachute. Law is piqued by her dare and tells his friends at the club, who make the attempt interesting for him by putting up a liberal amount of money that he will ...
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