Sir John Lorimer was a great financier. On the turf, amongst winning owners and in his marriage to Lady Evelyn Dalmore. But tragedy haunted Lady Dalmore. Years earlier she had plighted her troth to Philip Denham, and for five years she looked forward to his home coming to claim her hand. Then Sir John had come with clear proof of his infidelity, his public dishonour, and his untimely death, and Lady Evelyn to save her father from bankruptcy, had agreed to marry Sir John, but had made it clear she would be his wife in name only. As long as he kept his bargain they would remain good friends, but soon after their marriage his systematic persecution made her position unbearable. Philip Denham returns, and she see's the full extent of her husband's deceit refusing to live with him she returns to her father's house. Sir John was the cause of Philip Denham's father's bankruptcy and suicide. Philip had been working in South Africa to pay off all the debts. Philip swears venegeance against Sir John. Whispers began in the City that all was not well, his schemes began to fail, he used up funds confident that the winning of his horse would replace the funds. But Philip Denham had made sure that Sir John was blocked in his choice of jockey. Philip lets Lady Evelyn know that he has the proof needed so that she could obtain a divorce, so she refuses to go along with Sir John's plans. Sir John takes his own life, leaving Lady Evelyn and Philip Denham free to marry, as do Leda Marley and the horses trainer.
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