When Thomas Douglas, an elderly widower, marries Sybil he does not take into account that the difference in their ages would prevent the interests of the two from being in common. Douglas' son, Harold, does not see his stepmother until after the marriage, and then the fact they are of the same age soon makes them fast friends. Douglas, at first pleased because of the friendship of the two, gradually allows himself to suspect them of being in love with each other, a suspicion fanned by a cynical friend who magnifies harmless incidents. The father decides to verify his suspicions and announces that he must leave the city. Upon his father's departure, Harold makes his home at the club. That night as Sybil is removing her jewels she notices the butler watching her with avaricious eyes. Leaving the room for a moment she returns to find the butler turned thief. He knocks her down and ties her, but she manages to crawl to the 'phone on her table and tells Harold of her predicament. He ...
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