Feeling that the monotony of domesticity is somewhat irksome to him, James Thornwell casts about for some diversion. He meets Mlle. Valeria, a popular prima donna with whom he becomes very much infatuated. She accepts his attentions with inward indifference. Thornwell is not the only one. Harry Borden, a man of the world, pays her most ardent court. They both send her flowers and other evidences of their admiration. She tries to keep each in ignorance of the other. One day Borden happening in just as Thornwell is leaving. He upbraids Valeria and finds a note which Thornwell sent with a box of roses. She tries to get the note from him but he keeps it. Acting well her part, she laughingly dismisses the matter and submissively kisses him goodbye. Thornwell, with his wife, attends a ball where they meet Borden and Valeria. While Borden is talking to Mrs. Thornwell, Valeria takes Mr. Thornwell's arm and walks off with him. Borden graciously offers Mrs. Thornwell his arm and escorts her to ...
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