Lorenzo Todd, in his childhood had been strictly dealt with; in his youth the girl he loved deserted him, and, growing into manhood, he became morose and grouchy. The only ones he cared for were: Dudley Phillips, his youthful rival for the love of the girl Phillips married. Her daughter, Virginia, and his own son, Warren. Warren and Virginia were betrothed, and Warren was sowing his final "wild oats" before settling down and becoming a partner in his father's business. Dudley objected to Warren's pranks, while Todd liked the idea of his boy displaying a little "ginger." Finally, Warren was sued by a chorus girl for breach of promise, and Dudley declared that he should never marry Virginia, while Todd declared he would not allow Warren to marry her. When Warren told his father that he still intended to make Virginia his wife, or leave home forever, Todd told him to go and when he left Todd's soul shriveled even smaller, and he became more of a grouch than ever, until his heart was ...
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