Captain Ford of the fishing crew is in love with Ruth, daughter of an old fisherman, but the girl has a sweetheart, one Elliot, a dissolute scamp. On the fishing banks, alone with Elliot in a dory, Ford has a struggle with the drunken man and Elliot is drowned. When the ship returns Ford is tried for Elliot's murder and found guilty on circumstantial evidence. Ruth accuses him, "You have killed Elliot because I loved him."
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