Hugh Gallard is angry when his millionaire father-in-law dies and leaves Mrs. Gallard with nothing more than an adequate allowance. Daniel Druce, the business manager of the estate, is in charge of the fortune, which is to be settled on an heir. Gallard finds Sylvia and his gambling expensive, and decides to adopt a baby and call it his own, in the hope of getting the fortune by his natural guardianship of the heir. The wife and Druce are rapidly falling in love with each other and for a settlement Gallard otters to get a divorce. His offer spurned, he persuades his wife to consent to the scheme of adopting a baby. So well arranged is the plan that Druce sees no other way of protecting the woman he loves from herself than by converting the entire estate into cash and disappearing with the amount. With Druce away the wife balks on her husband's plan and by personal property gives him $5,000 and consents to a divorce. Druce, aware of the transaction, returns with the fortune and wins ...
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