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Harvey Dumont loses his entire fortune in the stock market and commits suicide, leaving his wife, Nancy, "in trust" to three of his friends: Hamilton, Brooks, and Davis. Following the funeral, the three men meet to decide the fate of the penniless Nancy, and each of them makes a generous contribution to her welfare by buying shares in "the Dumont stock." Nancy uses the $40,000 that she receives to pay off her husband's debts and then takes a job as Hamilton's secretary. Hamilton has a more than friendly interest in the beautiful young woman and seeks to buy out his partners; Davis refuses. Hamilton later discovers Brooks and Nancy in a compromising situation and forces him to part with his share of Dumont stock. Hamilton then sets out to bankrupt Davis by feeding him bad information through a crooked broker, but Davis discovers the plot and makes a killing in the market despite this trickery. Mrs. Hamilton and Brooks arrange for Hamilton to be found in a compromising situation with the innocent Nancy, but Davis learns of the plan and prevents its completion. Davis shoots Hamilton, wounding him slightly; Hamilton is then reconciled to his wife, and Davis buys Hamilton's share of Nancy, with whom he is in love.