A happy young couple are entertaining a houseful of visitors; it is the christening of their first baby. The child falls ill and the parents become anxious when the heroic measures of the physician show no results. The child sinks, sinks, sinks, until at last, with the couple standing over the little bed, the babe steps softly into the domain of angels, closing its eyes in the slumber that knows no awakening. The mother is stupefied when the doctor drops his hand significantly, and does not seem to realize her bereavement. Her hands grip the air tensely, spasmodically. Her eyes bulge in their sockets; she swoons; and when she is revived the horrible truth is only too evident; her mentality has collapsed. She shrinks in terror from her husband, whom she falls utterly to recognize. He pleads with her, but the mystic forces, shattered, will not respond. He has suddenly become a stranger to her! She is not a violent maniac; she seems entirely rational only in that she fails to remember ...
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