Florence LaBadie has a dual role in this drama. As Grace, she grows up in poverty and marries a factory worker. Her husband creates an invention that makes them wealthy and when he dies, he leaves her and their daughter, Florence (also played by LaBadie), in comfort. But Grace's poor beginnings have made her greedy, and Florence grows up to be a spoiled young lady. She selfishly steals rich Alfred Griffin from another girl and throws over her own sweetheart, a poor artist. It doesn't take her long to figure out her new husband is a womanizer and a spendthrift. He kills himself, and tries to make it look like murder so that Florence will be arrested for the crime. But the butler, who saw Griffin's deed, comes forth and reveals the truth. After this incident, it finally dawns on mother and daughter that money isn't everything.
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