Jack Barnes, a young business man, reckoned as "a live wire" in the ranks of the Smart Set, is unfortunately addicted to the questionable pleasures of a great city. He holds a mortgage on Farmer Vale's property and he thinks seriously of foreclosing, but decides to run out in his auto and talk it over before acting. He stops by the district schoolhouse where Mary Vale is the teacher, asking directions as to the farm. Without revealing her identity, she gives him the information, and he is at once much attracted by her. At the farm, Barnes is so severely injured by a vicious stallion that he is put to bed at the farmhouse. Mary, the daughter, whom he met at the school, volunteers to be his nurse. The presence of this fine, pure girl acts like a tonic and a benediction, and makes a deep impression upon the man's character. Eventually he returns to the city and the old, fast friends flock about him, magnifying temptations. Then begins the struggle between his mean former self, and the ...
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