Tom Davis has rescued Jeanne from a life of shame and out of gratitude she has married him. But though he had a good heart he succumbs to the desire for liquor. The picture opens with Jeanne brooding over her past life as the drunken Tom comes home. Time goes on and a baby boy arrives at the Davis home. Tom comes home dead drunk and cannot understand the sight he sees before him. He goes out to clear his befuddled brain and Fate leads him toward the docks. It happens that the Nancy Ann is delayed from departing on her trip to parts unknown through a shortage in the crew. In order to make up his crew, the mate resorted to the time-honored system of shanghaing, and was, with an aide, waiting on the dock as Tom Davis wandered out of a saloon. Davis gazed at the water in a dim uncertain way. An officer wandering by and seeing his melancholy attitude and fearful that he would commit or was contemplating suicide ordered him to move on. Davis reluctantly did so, but came back after the ...
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