Castaigne, the accomplice of Count De Varney, an international swindler, induces the father of Lucile Morel to invest his fortune in a false mining scheme. When the scandal is discovered, Castaigne escapes to America and Morel is left penniless. It is not known that the Count is implicated in the deal, and he agrees to clear Morel of all financial trouble if Lucile will marry him. Lucile becomes the wife of the Count. Three years later, she and her baby are deserted by the Count, who is showering attentions on Irene, Castaigne's sweetheart. Castaigne returns, and, after discovering the relations between the two, a fight ensues, in which the Count is killed.
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