Will Temple, a gambler, leaves his wife, Mary, alone most of the time with their baby boy, Harry. The night Mary can stand it no longer is the night Will is the heaviest winner. Will decides to leave his home and wife and go his way undisturbed. He leaves a note to her to that effect and that she will be well cared for and also an enclosure to be given the boy when he becomes of age. Then he goes away and eventually becomes proprietor of a gambling joint out west. Harry grows to manhood and on the day of his majority learns from the note his father had left that there is $1,000 and interest awaiting him in the bank. Inadvertently his father has told him in the letter that it is his poker winnings, and the thing that his mother most fears comes to pass, a desire to gamble. Harry gets his money and very soon finds his way, despite his mother's pleadings, to the gambling table. At first he wins and he lies to his mother about what he is doing, but eventually he loses all and rather than ...
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