Dan Breen, the doctor of the little village of Oak Town, tiring of his humdrum existence, bids farewell to his cousins, the Owens, on his departure for the city. He meets with success, and, while engaged in hospital practice, becomes infatuated with Silvia Bates, a pretty nurse. Influenced by wild companions, a mock marriage ceremony is performed. The little nurse believes she is Breen's wife, until unexpectedly entering the room where Breen is recounting the affair to a party, the terrible truth is revealed to her. Denouncing him, she spurns the money offered, and, frantic in her grief, decides to go as far away from the scene of her sorrow as possible. Pawning her rings, she uses the money to buy a ticket to a point as far as possible, which, strangely enough, ends her journey at the little village which was formerly Breen's home. Wandering through the country side, she asks for a drink of water at the home of the Owens. They pity the evident distress of the girl and finally engage ...
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