Doris, the only daughter of old Reuben Meade, is the sweetheart of her father's hired man, John Carew. All goes well with the country lovers until one day the Thornbys arrive from the city to spend some time upon Reuben Meade's farm. Clayton Thornby is attracted by the fresh young beauty of Bess Meade, and she is not unwilling that he shall pay her attention. She does not know, however, that Thornby is married, as she has never met his wife, and it is only his first day at the farm. Thornby gradually weaves his net about the country girl, who little suspects the evil heart of the man who pretends to love her, and ignores the love of her old sweetheart, John Carew. Soon, however, John discovers her new attachment, and learns that Thornby is accompanied by his wife, so plans to break up thoughtless Bess's dream, and save her from possible humiliation and disgrace. Bess refuses to listen to John's entreaties, so finally he confronts Thornby and tells him his wife desires to see him. ...
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