Mr. Burton leaves his bride of a few weeks to go off on a business trip. In the same boarding house at which Mrs. Burton is stopping are living an adventuress and a "sport," a man-about-town, one of the smooth-tongued gentry ready to make money or marplot, as the case may be. He sets evil designs on the young matron; the adventuress divines his intentions, and the sinner becomes a saint. The adventuress realizes he will have as easy a time in working destruction with the unsophisticated, unwary girl, as Roosevelt killing a grizzly with both hands, and she determines to prevent the murder of a soul. She warns the young woman, but advice seldom justifies itself; the wise need it not, and fools don't take it anyhow. She appeals to the man, but she might as well petition Satan to become a reformer. At last, in despair, she asks them both to come to her room to talk the matter over. They agree. An unseen observer, a serious person, sedate and sober, one of the clan of humans that long to ...
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