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The father is dying in his western cabin. There is something on his mind. He calls his son to him and tells him how, as a young man and a weak one, he was led into mischief in a dance hall;... See full summary
The father is dying in his western cabin. There is something on his mind. He calls his son to him and tells him how, as a young man and a weak one, he was led into mischief in a dance hall; how his wife suffered the consequences and how his son might possibly suffer, too, through heredity. The father dies and the son is horrified, and with white face and dead heart he goes to the girl who is waiting for him and who trusts him so much and tells her that he is not fit for her, She tries to retain him, but he breaks away from her and the poor girl goes and pours out her sorrow to her mother, who tries to fathom the reason why. There is a doctor who loves the girl and when he tells her lover to call on the doctor and see what he can do for him, he goes. The doctor learns the cause of his trouble and makes a test of his blood. It is pure and wholesome, but the doctor sees his chance and by dint of suggestion he lets the poor fellow go from his presence. The mother cannot stand her ...

Credited cast:
J. Warren Kerrigan J. Warren Kerrigan - The Son
Jessalyn Van Trump Jessalyn Van Trump - The Girl
George Periolat George Periolat - The Father
Edith Bostwick Edith Bostwick - The Woman
William Worthington William Worthington - The Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J. Farrell MacDonald J. Farrell MacDonald - (unconfirmed)
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