Sunbeam's father is sent to prison, and on his release promises to remain honest. He secures a job as a night watchman, but his prison record being discovered, he is fired, and finds it impossible to secure work. Sunbeam gets a job in a a family as a "slavey" in order to support the father and herself, but her father chafes at the idea of his daughter working, although he does not know what her job is nor where. In desperation, he decides to turn crook again, and breaks into the house where his daughter is working. She discovers him, but allows him to escape, and tells her employers it was only a cat which had made the noise which brought them to the scene of the disturbance. Returning home later she finally forgives her father his lapse since it was for her, and they are happy again.
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