To save her parents from the poorhouse, Florence promises to wed Henderson, her elderly employer, although she loves Roy Harris. This results in a violent quarrel between the two men. Roy is overheard threatening his rival. Florence later pleads with Henderson to be released from her promise, but the man refuses. Shortly afterwards, Barry, Henderson's eight-year-old son, accidentally fires a shot from his rifle through the window, striking Henderson in the breast. Roy hears the shot, and later finds the rifle which Barry has thrown away in fright. The man is arrested by a policeman and dragged before Henderson. Her sweetheart's predicament causes Florence to throw her arms about At this moment, Barry enters and confesses he had fired the shot. Henderson is brought to the realization of Florence's great love for his younger rival. Joining the lovers' hands, he nobly releases Florence from her promise.
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