After they move to their new home, Tom starts working hard on his inventions and rather inclines to neglect his wife, Aileen. She grows rather bitter and tries to persuade him that she would much rather have less money and more of his society, but he cannot understand her point of view. One night Tom brings home Bob Barrett, one of his chums, to supper, and he makes himself very agreeable to Aileen, who is considerably flattered by his attentions. O'Hara sees trouble ahead, but is unable to do anything to avert it. Tom gets a letter from Julius Blake, a promoter, asking him to call and explain his invention, and has to break an engagement with Aileen to go there. When he finds that she is angry, he suggests that Bob Barrett can take her to the theater in his place. After this Tom becomes more and more engrossed in his work and has less time to give attention to his wife, who greatly feels his neglect. Bob continually flatters the young woman and worms himself into her good graces, ...
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