Jim, a good fellow at heart, is thrown off by his uncle, a banker, and compelled to shift for himself. As nothing else offers, he becomes a member of a life-saving crew at the seaside resort. Here it is we have the first thrilling incident that speaks highly of Mr. Turner's ability as a producer of realism. It is the saving of a girl from drowning. Jim warns a young woman bather against a dangerous undertow. Heedless of his warning, she goes beyond her depth and is carried out into the lashing surf. Jim dashes in and saves her. His deed is the occasion for a pleasant intimacy and they soon learn to love each other. Lucy, the girl, is at the seaside for her health and lives with a widow and her invalid daughter. Lucy has a sister in the city, Jenny, a captain in the Salvation Army. News dispatches arrive daily telling of the massacre of Christians in a Boxer uprising in China. The Salvation Army calls for volunteers to go to the relief of those in danger, and Captain Jenny is offered a...
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