Ethel, daughter of Richard Menten, president of the Imperial Arms Co., is secretly engaged to Martin Bently, the secretary of the concern. Being in poor health she is sent to the country, and there, with her mother, lives with Mr. and Mrs. Landers, Harry Landers, the son, and Ethel enjoy many outings and eventually fall madly in love. Harry proposes, but Ethel tells him that she is engaged, and, being unable to combat her daily increasing love, urges her mother to take her back to the city. Sometime later Menton, having a vacancy, induces Harry to accept a position in the company. He bids farewell to his parents and hastens to the city. Ethel knows nothing of Harry's presence in the office, until one day when she is leaving with her father and Bently, she encounters Harry at the door. Half dazed he goes through the formality of an introduction. He then realizes that Bently is his rival. Harry holds his love in leash and continues a friendship with Ethel. Richard Menton has for weeks ...
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