New York City


Despite his promise to marry her, John Ayre, a stock broker in financial difficulties, breaks off his relationship with Jane Williams, the manageress of a fashion-house, in order to become engaged to Edith Lawson, the daughter of a banker, hoping that this will improve his financial situation. The engagement turns out to be a miscalculation when Lawson goes bankrupt. Ayre promptly deserts Edith. Jane, who can no longer endure living with her stepmother and stepbrother, certainly now they are aware of what there has been between her and Ayre, goes to America.