The woman who was married for her money is sadly contemplating the life of her own choosing. Below a dinner party is in progress, presided over by the husband who married alone for wealth. He is surrounded by his friends. He notices that his wife is not present and, against her wishes, she is led into the company. At the height of the revelry, a wandering musician passes the house playing upon his violin. He is called in and marks the fine woman out of her sphere. From the depths of his soul he plays to the disappointed wife. He plays music which but she and himself can understand. The husband chafes under the yoke of his wife's dignity, and the restraint placed upon himself. He takes unto himself a paramour, a woman of his own type. The estrangement between husband and wife grows until the husband sees an opportunity to forever rid himself of her. He purchases an unmanageable horse, a man-killer, and telling his wife that it is quite gentle, he presents it to her. That his evil plans...
Moving Picture World synopsis