Andres, visiting the studio of a famous artist to inspect a new painting, is introduced to the beautiful model, who entertains and brews for him a cup of tea. It is a case of love at first sight. Afterward, they meet frequently, and in a month's time their engagement is announced. It proves a shock to his parents, who are of the "Four Hundred" and who have higher hopes for their son. His mother pleads with him to give up the girl, but without avail. In desperation she determines to see the girl and ask her to renounce the man she loves. The mother sends the model a letter and follows it herself to further plead. During the visit the girl is firm in her refusal, as she sincerely loves Andres and knows that it will break his heart if they are separated. When his mother leaves, however, she breaks down, overcome with the conviction that if they marry it will alter his social position. She writes to his mother, acquiescing to her demands, and determines on a plan which must cause him to ...
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