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The Power of Heredity
A young mother, the wife of a dissolute husband, a sailor, is deserted and goes back to service. The Delmars live in the country, and finding it difficult to keep servants, are glad to employ the young girl when she, with her baby, applies to them for a position. The young mother sickens and dies. A letter found among her effects, shows the Delmars it is useless to expect aid from her husband. They decide to adopt the infant and keep her birth a secret. Eighteen years later we see the girl arriving from school. She promptly falls in love with the butler, thus proving the power of heredity. The butler proves to be a man of resources. He saves the young girl's life in a heroic manner, and she, confiding in her diary, declares, "I must have a yellow streak; I'm in love with the butler." Later the old sailor returns. The sight of home scenes awaken his heart and he claims his child, Marie. After seeing her real father, she seeks the butler and introduces the men to each other. She then ...
| Joseph Singleton || - || Mr. Del Mar |
| Stella Adams || - || Mrs. Del Mar |
| Margarita Fischer || - || Marie |
| Robert Z. Leonard || - || The Butler |