Four young girls have their fortunes told by a passing gypsy woman. All take the mystic words unconcernedly, with the exception of Mary, who seems greatly annoyed by the fortune-teller's prophesies, that there is trouble ahead for her. A rich man, named Kriton, returns from a distant country and wants to marry her. But Mary's love has been placed with Albert, who returns her affection. Albert's father is a profligate, and going to the home of his son, demands a part of the 400.000 francs, which he has just received on account for an important firm. Albert refuses, and his father taking advantage of his son's absence from the room, steals the amount he wants, and leaves a card, upon which is written: "You shall not denounce your father." Albert is horror-stricken. Late at night a friend of Albert's takes him to a gambling house, where he (Albert) loses all the money. When this news reaches the ears of his neighbors he is denounced as a disreputable person. Kriton, who has learned of ...
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