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Upon his death, the estate of Richard Winthrop, the maître of a French Canadian village, is inherited by his American nephew, Stephen Winthrop, who continues to live a wild life in New York and neglects the responsibilities of his new position. Unknown to Stephen, Frank Garson, the family attorney, bans all hunting on the Winthrop lands, depriving the villagers of their livelihood. Mary Cartier, the goddaughter of the blind village priest, comes to New York and informs Stephen of Garson's actions. Stephen returns with her and lifts the ban, deciding to stay in Canada. Linked romantically with Stephen in village gossip, Mary again comes to New York to try to help Garson's abandoned and ailing wife, Felice, but to no avail. Felice dies, and Mary returns to Canada with Felice's newborn baby. The villagers suppose her to be a fallen woman, and an angry mob forms to drive her from the village. She is saved from this ugly expulsion when she explains the parentage of the baby. Garson is exposed as a cad and a schemer, and Mary and Stephen declare their love for each other.