Shearer, the pampered daughter of academic Walthall, has loved the boy next door all her life, and the two plan to marry. WW I intervenes, and father Walthall persuades his daughter to defer the wedding until the cessation of international hostilities. The boy goes off to battle, where he
is killed. Distraught, and regretful because she had not a single night of happiness with her beloved, Shearer--blaming her father for his interference--leaves the family home to take a job as a nurse in a hospital for wounded veterans. Her work throws her in close contact with a manly young
doctor, Gable, and his best friend, the pleasant but weak-willed Kirkland. Gable advises t...