Mary Gordon, following the influence of her heart, marries beneath her station, and after a year of happiness awakens to find herself a widow with a child in her arms, penniless in a cheap tenement. She starts out to find the home of her husband's parents, but, strange to say, she finds herself an object of suspicion and discredited as a wife. She shows her wedding ring and marriage certificate to the flinty-hearted pair, but Mother Gordon is a sullen woman and has the backing of her husband in looking askance at the poor young mother who had married her son and been too proud to visit them before. She begs them to care for little Billy baby while she goes back to the city to care for herself. She leaves her few treasures with the crusty couple, including her photograph, so that the baby may grow up to remember his mother, and the certificate to proclaim his legitimacy. The months fly by, the young widow takes courage and grows in grace; likewise finds favor in the eyes of her ...
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