A young girl forced to leave her home is taken in by a neighbor and the two become fast friends. The ingratitude of mankind is soon apparent, and the new friend seeks to and succeeds in diverting the love of her benefactress's fiancé, a stalwart young blacksmith. Fate, however, intervenes, and shortly after an accident at the shop causes the smith to lose his life. The young woman, now a mother, deserts her child and leaves for parts unknown. The little infant is found and cared for by the former sweetheart of its father. As a Sequel, we see the little child in company with its foster mother wend their way to the cemetery to decorate the grave of the parent.