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Eleanor Bates, the daughter of a socially prominent family, agrees to her parents' firm request that she not marry her sweetheart, Allan Penfield, until he makes good financially. Eleanor's father, faced with economic ruin, then makes illicit use of funds belonging to Joseph Hudley and, to save himself from disgrace, persuades Eleanor to marry Cabot Stanton, a wealthy young man. Before the wedding, however, Cabot is killed in an automobile accident; Hudley himself then takes an interest in Eleanor, persuading her to become engaged to him. Eleanor sees Allan again, however, and the old love flares up. She asks Hudley to free her, but he refuses; overcome by grief, she takes poison. Allan saves her life, and Hudley, impressed with the depth of Eleanor's love for Allan, disavows his claims against the elder Bates, leaving Eleanor free to marry Allan.