Claire Esmarck is a woman of charm, but she is headstrong and filled with caprice and brings trouble into the lives of those about her. In the story she is first seen at a reception and here she comes face to face with Jacques Ramm, her first husband, from whom she had been divorced. She scorns him at first, but relents when told of the cunning ways of the child of their union. Ramm grants her permission to see the child, but the couple is observed by Dr. Esmarck, who is jealous and unaware that his wife is a divorced woman. On the following day Claire accompanies Ramm to his home and holds her child in her arms with maternal delight. While she is with Ramm, Dr. Esmarck is visiting his avaricious old uncle, who is making his will, but who declares that he will cut his nephew off unless he repays the money he has borrowed from him. Next day Ramm's child is taken ill and he hastens to Claire, urging her to plead with her husband to attend the child. Dr. Esmarck is jealous of Ramm and at...
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