Lawrence Redmond, a prosperous banker, has settled down to a life of domesticity and has almost entirely forgotten the wild-oats days, when, like an echo from the past, comes a note from Eva Landon, an actress, who is passing through the city, and demands that her old friend visit her. Eva's influence was strong in the old days, and Redmond's first impulse is to go to her, even though he had promised to take his wife to the theater, but he fights down the impulse and resolves not to see the woman who once commanded his life. But the actress is not to be denied. Redmond is wealthy and her physical attractiveness, still marked, is rapidly fading. She plans that his money shall make secure the comfort of her declining years. She seeks him out at his office, and Redmond again yields to the magnetism of her presence. His brief visit to her hotel is prolonged through dinner until she is again in complete ascendancy, and he promises to elope with her. He returns to the house late one night ...
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