Synopsis by Janiss Garza
Jules (William Desmond) is the last of the once-respected Ingraham family. He is a drunk, scorned by everyone in the New England village in which he lives, the only exception being his own butler (Walt Whitman). When Jules is up to his neck in mortgage and debt, he is cast from the family house by the town banker, Rufus Moore (Robert McKim). Mercy Reed (Margery Wilson), who because of an indiscretion in her past, is the town's other outcast, takes him in and tries to cure him of his alcoholic ways. She reforms him, but the outraged villagers can't stand having the two living under one roof in unwedded bliss, so a mob heads for Mercy's home. But in the midst of the melee, Mercy reveals that the man who wronged her initially was Rufus Moore. In addition to that, Moore was illegally taking property belonging to Jules. Moore is disgraced, and Jules, after discovering that some old oil wells have now made him rich, marries Mercy.
bank-personnel, family, habit [custom], land, mansion, nasty, possession, Puritan, selling, town, west, wife