Richard Harvey, the superintendent of the works, has a close friend in Frank Hart, the foreman. Their children are engaged to each other, and the fathers anticipate the marriage with pleasure. One day Harvey is ordered to place the men upon half time. This enrages them and a fracas ensues, and Hart, hoping to save his old friend from injury, pushes him away from an angry workman. Harvey falls to the ground and is severely injured. When convalescent, his nature is changed, and from a kindly, genial man, he becomes a confirmed misanthrope, and upon his return to the works acts like a tyrant, and his unreasonable methods cause the men to complain to the owner, and he is discharged. He blames this upon his old friend, and forbids the marriage between the young people, and when his daughter refuses to break the engagement, he disowns her and moves to a distant city. The young couple marry. Years pass. Harvey, now a miserable miser, living in a cellar, has amassed a considerable sum of ...
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