This Selig three-reel drama explored a theme popular in the 1910s -- a wife with gambling fever who hides her growing debts from her husband. John Grant (Harry Mestayer) has just cut down the allowance he gives his wife (Grace Darmond) because her card playing has gotten out of control. But she has other ways of getting the money for her games -- she robs the family safe, buys a necklace on credit and pawns it, and borrows money from Robert Baker, a wealthy admirer (Lafayette McKee). All this brings her nothing but grief -- after a long losing streak, she needs to ask Baker for more money, and her husband follows her to his home. Grant hides in Baker's house and overhears him making a pass at his wife. When he hears a pistol shot, he makes his way into the room where he finds Baker dead and his wife gone. He makes it appear that Baker has committed suicide before returning home to his repentant wife.
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