Sylvia, a plucky young girl rescues Philip, a mining overseer, from the predations of her villainous stepfather, Black Dan, and the two are married. Some years later, Sylvia is kidnapped by Black Dan when he and his gang rob her house. Finding Sylvia gone, Philip assumes that she has left him, packs up both home and their daughter Edna, and departs overseas. Sylvia, escaping from the gang, enters a convent and becomes a teacher. Many years later, the two are reconciled through the chance discovery of a missing bracelet.
Contemporary reviews offered the following list of incidents:
Philip Maxwell's Contract–Phillp leaves tor the bank to draw the wages–"The Lizard" informs Black Dan, and they decide to rob him on his return–Sylvia Grey, Dan's Stepdaughter, overhears the plot, and tries to prevent the robbery–Philip, finding that he Is pursued, conceals the bag–He refuses to disclose where he has hidden the bag, and they then decide to slowly drown him–Sylvia finds Philip's horse, and rides for help–The Ride for Life–The Rescue–Two Years Later-Happily Married, Little Edna–The Next Evening–The Burglary–The Recognition, Back Dan's Revenge–Philip, unable to find any trace of his wife, sells his property and leaves for abroad–When yhieves fall out–Retribution–The Escape–Forsaken–Rescued by the Good Sisters Between Life and Death–Six months ,ater, the Sisters obtain a Situation for Sylvia–Three Years Afterwards; Philip, convalescent after a long illness, decides to return–The Lost Bangle–The School–The Following Day–Husband, Wife, and Child–Au Revoir, Sans Adieu.
Advertisement, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 April 1912, p.2.