Hilda Corrode, a noted circus rider, packs her belongings and, with her child in her arms, leaves her husband's roof and returns to the giddy world of the circus. She gradually conceives, an affection for a fellow-performer David Engleheart, but he loves Queenie Carruthers, a clever wire-walker. Meanwhile Hilda's husband learns that his uncle's fortune has been left to his granddaughter, Queenie Carruthers. Only in the event of her death does the money revert to Captain Haynes. The Captain's plan is swiftly made up. He will get the money by marrying the girl. He offers a foul bargain to Hilda. "Help me to marry Queenie," he exclaims, "and I'll help you win the man you love." Gradually her own passion masters her, and she agrees to the arrangement. Queenie is comfortably installed in the great London hotel, but the captain is hot on the track of his victim. At one time he enters the hotel, and forcibly embraces the girl, who angrily orders him out of the place. He then proposes that ...
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