Alice Gray is discontented with her quiet life in her southern village home. She allows herself to become engaged to John Strong, a reliable but quiet young man. Alice goes to visit an aunt in a coast city. She meets Lieutenant Dupree, of the French Navy. He flirts with her, and she, thinking this the great romance of which she has dreamed, falls violently in love with him. She writes to John a curt dismissal. In his grief, John finds sympathy and comfort in Kitty Lee. Before a great while, they are married, and enter upon a life of calm happiness. To her bewilderment, Dupree has sailed away without asking Alice to be his wife. As time passes and she hears no word from him, Alice grows desperate, and goes to Jacksonville, where his ship is lying. To her humiliation and grief she finds that, like other sailors, Dupree has a sweetheart in every port, and even witnesses his marriage to another. Not knowing that John is married, Alice determines to return to him. The scene of simple ...
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