The story opens with the wedding of Laura Mills to Jim Farley. Jim had a story that he had tried to bury. He had done things in the past that were against the law. The young couple made haste to the depot. They had scarcely left the door-step when two detectives presented themselves at the Mills home and informed the family that they wanted Jim. The bridal couple had just been shown to their room at the big city hotel when the officers entered. Jim was arraigned for a "confidence job" pulled off six months before. Laura bad to return to her parents' home and was there confronted with the newspaper account of the crime. The parents renounced Farley, and Laura, refusing to hear a word against her husband, left the house and sought employment. She found a position in the office of Richard Starley. The work was enjoyable and Laura paid weekly visits to her husband in the jail. One evening, as she was about to leave the office, Starley attempted to embrace her. She recoiled with horror, ...
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