Twenty years elapsed and Arthur James has become a famous painter. All these years he has honored the memory of Grace Hawkins, a married woman. He hears of the death of her husband and returns full of hope to the old manor. There he finds that the place had burned down and that Grace, too, has died. Happening into an art shop sometime later he comes across the portrait of Grace which he himself had painted, and he has it removed to his studio. Philip Hawkins, Grace Hawkins' son, in the meantime has become a successful broker and is a member of a large brokerage firm. He goes to the studio of the famous painter, to arrange for a portrait of his senior partner and there comes across the portrait of his mother. A strong friendship exists between the two men. On Philip's side a deep admiration for the older man, on Arthur's side love for the son of the woman he loved. Arthur soon becomes the confident of the younger man and learns about his love affair with Madeline, the daughter of his ...
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