The leading characters in this Lubin three-reeler are a husband and wife who obviously share no affection for one another. Consequently, their baby son (who looks like a four-year-old) is sorely neglected. While the husband is away on business, the wife is visited by an ex-sweetheart, who tries to rekindle their romance. As the wife does her best to fend off the visitor's advances, her son climbs out of the nursery window and heads out into the streets. The frustrated suitor decides to get even with the wife by kidnapping her baby, intending to return the kid after the woman has "learned her lesson." The abduction is witnessed by a burglar, who catches up to the suitor, steals the child himself, and holds it for ransom. Fifteen years pass before the mother is reunited with her son, now a handsome young naval ensign. Somehow, the producers managed to squeeze two additional subplots into this 45-minute opus.
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