The man was weak and the wine was strong and the combination of the two did not make for efficiency. The Man in fact became the Slave of the Wine and was called by his fellows, a Drunkard. And the Father seeing the worthlessness of the Son cast him out of his house. Aimlessly then the Son trod the streets. Here entered the Girl, a cabaret singer, refined but poor. Then came the Thief who waylaid the Girl. Her screams for help sobered the Man and he rescued her. Thus began a friendship which ripened into Love. Inspired by his Love, the Man started anew and prospered. The Father, a mine owner, knowing the same to be of no value, circulated false reports and caused the stock to rise. And the Son invested heavily and was ruined when the stock fell. He learned of the Father's fraud and denounced him bitterly. And when night fell, the Son entered the Father's house by stealth to take that which was his. But the Sister seeing him robbing the safe, dissuaded him and prevailed on him to return...
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