At the Kerry dance along the roadside, Bridget flaunts Shamus Foley and accepts the proposal of Terry Donovan. Shamus becomes embittered and leaves for America where he meets with success. Terry and Bridget are married and when they read of Shamus' good fortune in America they decide to visit the new world. By selling their belongings they secure steerage passage and arriving in New York, they locate in an east side tenement. Terry finds that it is no easy matter to secure employment and he therefore determines to seek aid of his old rival, Shamus, who is now a political boss and an influential character. But Shamus scoffs at the unfortunate Terry and holds him up to ridicule. Downhearted, Terry sits on a park bench and the way opens for him to render a service to a passing capitalist, As a result his new friend secures employment for Terry and in later months the young man becomes a prosperous contractor. By untiring labor and judicious investments Terry becomes well-to-do and is ...
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