Sam Scribner is caught making love to Muriel Hale, by her father, who is also Sam's employer. Sam is discharged. The lovers prepare to elope, but are discovered leaving Muriel's home by her father. Mr. Hale, thinking them to be burglars, draws his pistol. When he learns that it is Sam and Muriel he throws the pistol aside and grapples with Sam. The pistol, striking the floor, discharges and wounds Mr. Hale. He then demands Muriel's letters. Sam turns over his wallet and leaves. In the wallet is some money, and Mr. Hale throws the wallet and the money after him, but Sam does not stop for it. Two tramps find the money and fight over it. One throws the other over an embankment to his death. Sam hoards a train, determined to leave the city. The train is wrecked; Sam is injured and loses his memory. He is taken to a hospital and regarded as insane. Meanwhile, Mr. Hale discharges one of his servants. The body of the dead tramp is found and identified by the wallet found on him as Sam ...
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