James Gordon, a machinist with the Dubar Machinery Company, has the brain of an inventor and spends his spare time working upon an invention, which will make an improvement in the machinery manufactured by his employers. His wife has grown tired of their humble lot in life, and gives her husband no encouragement in his work upon the invention. Henry Dillon, a trusted employee in the office of the Durbar Machinery Company, secretly uses company funds to gamble with and makes false entries in his books to cover the shortage. Gordon, knowing Dillon's high standing with the company, tries to interest him in his invention. Dillon calls at Gordon's home one evening and falls in love with Gordon's wife, whom he persuades to run away with him. She takes with her their small child. Dillon's shortages are discovered at the office, and a search is made for him. They go to Gordon's home and find him a broken man, he having just found his wife's note, telling of her departure. While there, the ...
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