Gilbert Irving and Bertie Erroll have been inseparable companions since boyhood. At a house party Mrs. Allen announces the engagement of her daughter, Lucille, to Gilbert and the pair are congratulated. At the reception Madam Eloise and her companion, a count, are introduced. Gilbert is at once infatuated by her charms, and neglects Lucille. Bertie sees the trend of affairs. By intimidation and money he induces the count to leave, but the woman remains. The count informs her that she has Bertie to reckon with and resolves to defy Bertie. Gilbert loves the woman madly. Madam Eloise sets about it to effect an estrangement between the friends and incidentally remove the opposition of Bertie. She first succeeds in making Gilbert insanely jealous, and then writes Bertie an impassioned letter declaring her love for him, knowing that he will be too honorable to divulge the contents. Bertie replies to her in a denunciation. Gilbert discovers the correspondence and demands that the Madam show ...
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