Ruth Hilton, an orphaned young seamstress, falls for the deceit and seduction of the wealthy and bored Henry Bellingham. The affair, however, is short-lived and soon Ruth, carrying Bellingham’s unborn child, is left abandoned, unemployed and homeless. She is saved by an elderly clergyman, Rev. Benson, and his family, who take pity on the young girl. Soon they help to establish for her a respectable place in society. But when Bellingham returns and once more begins his advances on Ruth, she must make a decision: to retain her pride and endure the scorn of the community, or to succumb once more to Henry Bellingham.