The drama opens with the household of Enoch Harrington plunged in sadness. Their first born has died and the father and mother are inconsolable in their grief. Mrs. Harrington later seeks diversion in society, but the husband is engrossed in his work as a scientist, having a laboratory in his house. He conducts several experiments and is on the verge of success in his invention when an explosion of the chemicals occurs and it subsequently develops that he is blinded for life, his eyesight being permanently destroyed. The wife is saddened for a time, but again seeks relief from sorrow by attending society functions, being the gayest of the gay. At a ball she meets Gilbert Huston, a blasé devotee of fashion, who has a penchant for flirting with young, handsome married women. He is genuinely impressed with the beauty of Mrs. Harrington and lays siege to her heart. She is lonely, as her husband's affliction prevents him from mingling with her set, and turns to him. The intimacy is ...
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