After deserting his wife, Marie, Francois Lefevre goes to the gold mining region in western Canada. He meets there Sergeant Patton, one of his wife's early sweethearts. Fickle as well as faithless, Francois flirts with Adele Gregg, wife of one of the miners, Gregg resents Lefevre's actions and quarrels with him. Francois kills the miner, but manages to escape. Exchanging clothes with a miner who has been killed in an explosion, Lefevre manages to make his pursuers believe that he has been killed. Sergeant Patton returns to Marie with news of Lefevre's death and again proposes marriage. Marie accepts him. The following winter Francois returns to Ontario, his old home, to make a visit to his wife. Not knowing of Marie's marriage to Sergeant Patton, he peers into the window and sees his wife and her old sweetheart. Believing her faithless, Francois determines to kill Marie. He creeps into the living room of the house while she is in her bedroom. While he awaits her return he notices that...
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