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Disregarding warnings by friends and relatives, poor but hard-working Jack Harcourt and wealthy, pampered Eunice Fielding marry. Shortly thereafter, their declining financial situation brings tension, as Jack neglects Eunice, and Eunice resents the intrusion in their affairs by Jack's sister Marjorie. After Eunice loses a great amount gambling, and Jack goes bankrupt, Eunice, pregnant, kills herself. She meets Death personified, who says that her spirit must remain alive until she can work for her own salvation. Meanwhile Jack, now insane because of the suicide, becomes clairvoyant and communicates with Eunice. Death then tells her she can restore Jack's sanity at the expense of his ability to communicate with her. After Marjorie marries, Death tells Eunice that Marjorie's expected child would have been hers. Jack, hearing this, attempts to kill the child after it is born, but Eunice stops him by pleading with Death to restore his sanity. Her contact with Jack now broken, the saved Eunice is led away by Death.