Flo and Owen met at the seashore and it was a case of love at first sight, but Flo for some reason unknown to Owen would not consent to become his wife, no matter how hard he urged her to do so. Finally she gave in, but only after his solemn promise never to ask of her any of her past history. To this Owen readily consented, so eager was he to make her his wife, and he wrote his servants to open up the summer home, as he was bringing home a new mistress for them. They were delighted and greeted Flo with the same love they had for their master. Now it happened that Flo's father had been a convict and this was the "dark past" that she hid from Owen. Had he known this, what hours of trouble it would have saved her. Owen had a chum, George, with whom he used to go gunning. It was while these two were hunting that a man spoke to Flo. She recognized him as a former acquaintance of her father's. He, being in poor circumstances and having fallen to low depths, threatened to expose her ...
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