Cast & Crew
Harry O. Hoyt
Author Noel Graham goes to the little village of Mondon, where his ancestors lived, for solitude to write. While searching for a lost puppy, Noel meets Rhona Allerton, who is visiting her guardian, Lewis Moffat, a writer in his declining years. Realizing that he needs inspiration to write a passionate romance, Moffat, with the help of old Benson, a former derelict now in his service, encourages the blossoming love affair between Rhona and Noel, while planning to destroy it later and analyze their suffering. After Noel proposes and Rhona accepts, Moffat makes each believe that the other loves someone else. After Rhona returns to New York heartbroken, Moffat writes his book, but cannot finish because of his failing strength. Noel completes the book, and it turns out to be better than anything Moffat had previously written. After Noel prevents a burglary in Moffat's house and saves Benson's life, Benson tells him about Moffat's scheme. Declaiming Moffat and the book as false, Noel burns it. Moffat dies, and Rhona returns to marry Noel.