On her way to visit her newly-appointed guardian, whom she has never seen. Helen Russell is struck by an automobile and seriously injured. She is taken into a small bakery shop where Lillian Hardman, an orphan is employed. Lillian does all possible for the girl. After her removal to a hospital, Lillian finds a suitcase the officers had left behind, in which is a letter and papers from Arthur Truman, Helen's guardian. Learning from a newspaper that the girl, unidentified, has died. Lillian sees an opportunity to take the dead girl's place, pretend to be Helen Russell and leave the distasteful life of drudgery in the bakery. She accordingly carries out her plans, and finds Arthur Truman a decidedly prepossessing young man. He is struck by her beauty, and never doubting but what she is Helen, the girl's deception is successful. She proves very awkward in society and causes so much comment by her amusing unconventionality. He sends her to a finishing school. Arthur gradually learns to ...
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