Tom Fleming had just about reached the end of his rope. Unpaid hills were piling up on his desk. One creditor m particular, Flynn by name, was threatening exposure of an undesirable sort unless his demands were immediately met. Then Fleming chanced to meet Mrs. Moore, a comely young widow with a goodly bank account. The widow and Fleming become engaged. There was a fly in the ointment, however, and that was little Evelyn, daughter of Mrs. Moore. As her prospective father, Fleming did not meet with her approbation. On one occasion when she entered the parlor as her mother and Fleming were embracing she adopted violence as a means to break off the engagement. Like a fury she pitched into Fleming, kicking him on the shins and belaboring him with her tiny fists until her mother commanded her nurse to take her off to bed. Flynn, the most persistent of Fleming's tormentors, delivered an ultimatum. He must receive his money by three o'clock the next day. The only solution in sight was ...
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