Married to a man who is a drunkard and a general good-for-nothing, Violet Ray, a popular actress, sticks to him for the sake of their dead child. Mabel Wright, the daughter of a florist, aged ten, is a great admirer of Violet, and comes every afternoon to the stage door with a bunch of violets. Violet grows fond of the child and one afternoon takes her home with her to her apartment, and in answer to the child's questions, tells her about the little girl she has lost. Mabel reciprocates Violet's love with all her childish sympathy. Alec Lang, a man about town, who is very much in love with Violet, tries to persuade her to leave her brutal husband and marry him, but she refuses. One day, going to the stage door, Mabel is run over and seriously injured; she is taken to the hospital. There she makes her father go and tell Violet what has happened and take her some violets. In the meantime, Jim has grown particularly brutal, and Violet, resenting his conduct, decides to accept Alec's ...
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