Commodore Blunt, a wealthy, well-preserved man of about fifty, and Mrs. Preston, a well-preserved woman of about forty-two, have for some time looked forward to an alliance between their respective children, Henry and Helen. Helen is a charming, thoroughly unaffected girl, very fond of athletics, which has given her a splendid physique and natural beauty. Henry is a fine, healthy specimen of young manhood. They are about to fulfill the wishes of their parents when Henry meets Irene Pearl, and becomes desperately infatuated with her, while Helen, in turn, meets a foreign adventurer, the Viscount De Gagaine, and falls victim to his apparent charms. This causes the two parents great concern. The Commodore, discovering they intend to elope, proposes to Mrs. Preston that they all take a trip on his private yacht. In this way he hopes to gain time and find some way out of the difficulty. The Commodore discovers by accident that the charms of his guests are false. Irene Pearl happens to get ...
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