The story is of twin brothers, Jim, honest and steadfast, and Tom, a n'er-do-well. Both are in love with Sarah, daughter of an old miner. She is "cold" to the suit of the worthy brother, while she loves Tom and promises to become his wife. The brothers own a claim known as the "Twin Brothers' Mine." Believing it to be worthless, they give it to Sarah and her father. As he has lost the girl he loves, Jim leaves. Sarah's father works the mine. During the early part of his married life, Tom goes from bad to worse. Finally he steals a shipment of gold en route to the U.S. Mint. After hiding it in the "Twin Brothers' Mine," he is captured. He refuses to divulge the hiding-place of the stolen gold and is sentenced to fifteen years in state prison. In addition to this trouble, Sarah's baby dies. These multiplied sorrows cause her to lose her reason. She is removed to an insane asylum. At this time there is a great popular interest in the new radium process of a celebrated pathologist, who ...
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