Old Reuben Ward has a pretty daughter who helped him keep house by working behind a store counter. The girl had a young lover and their acquaintance had reached that stage when an engagement was entered into. James Bright purchased the ring for his bride-to-be and made his way to Reuben's home for the purpose of presenting the ring to little Alice. The girl was not proof against flattery and earlier in the day had listened to the honeyed accents of a chance admirer who came to the store. She foolishly made an appointment with him for that evening. Probably she would not have kept the appointment, but her father and fiancé fell to drinking. This disgusted the girl and she sought temporary relief from the alcoholic atmosphere, in the auto of her admirer. From the automobile ride to the glided glories of Broadway was an easy and logical step. As the girl entered on this path her lover chose a parallel path, with alcohol as the guide. After a few months poor Alice, being cast off by her ...
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