The scheming Timothy Hayden some years before the story opened had won a small town girl and brought her to the city, ostensibly to promote her as a player of unusual ability on the harp. Instead, he has capitalized her beauty and introduced her among his men friends. Each of the wealthy clubmen has at some time or other given Beatrice expensive gifts. This jewelry Hayden sells and provides cheap imitations for her to wear, although the system is known to Beatrice. So the two live until Arnold Burton returns from Alaska with a fortune for which he had fought hardships for years. Burton, the honorable, has a virtue for Hayden's every vice. The latter forces Beatrice to sign an agreement with him that she will marry the millionaire, and when he shortly discovers her past, divorce him upon payment of $100,000 alimony. A meeting is cleverly arranged and Burton falls in love with Beatrice. She refuses to marry him as her own love becomes genuine. Hayden forces her to accept her proposal. ...
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