During Nick Austin's imprisonment, his wife passes away. Before she dies, she writes a note to her husband, asking him to put her little girl in the care of an orphan asylum. Mrs. Downes, while bringing some of her dead daughter's clothes to the asylum, takes a fancy to Nina Austin and adopts her. One year later, Mrs. Downes visits State's Prison with her adopted daughter and husband. As they pass the cell in which Nick Austin is located, Nina hands him a flower. Eventually Nick Austin is released, and is apprehended of his daughter's whereabouts. Arriving at the Downes' home, he clasps his daughter to his breast, but, realizing his inability to provide for her, withdraws without letting her know their relationship.
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