George Rand is overcome by a stroke of paralysis in the office of his broker, and after being brought around goes to his home, where he has a second attack, after which he is practically helpless. He is unable even to move about, and his wife decides to take over his business cares and responsibilities. She goes to his broker with certain bonds to arrange a business transaction, but the broker makes it appear that the papers are worthless. Convinced that their fortune is swept away, saddened at the prospect of a bleak and destitute future, but determined to keep the information from her husband, she returns to her home. Soon they are reduced to straightened circumstances, and the wife establishes a little workroom adjacent to the one in which the invalid is confined, and which is so carefully screened from his view that he cannot see the misery and squalor so near to the garnished and glided trimmings of his own room. When near and about him, Mrs. Rand wears the costly clothes of ...
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