Young Gordon Grant, swindled out of his fortune by Cyrus Brooks, a wealthy financier, vows to get even. Gordon goes home to Virginia, takes his few belongings to a high mountain hut, and becomes a hermit. One day an auto is stalled on the mountain. In it are Brooks and his daughter, while Brooks and the chauffeur go for assistance Gordon carries the girl to his hut. There he tells her of her father's deeds, and notifies Brooks that his daughter is held for ransom. The girl rather enjoys the situation. One day on the mountain she and Gordon see a legendary apparition formed by mist. Gordon takes this as an omen that he has done wrong and sets the girl free. She goes and pleads with her father to make restitution and threatens to return to Gordon if he does not. The old man relents and gives her the amount, which she takes to Gordon. She and Gordon have learned to love each other and they return to the world together.
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