A lonely orphan boy faces shattering difficulties as he grows up. He is left with strict and unrelenting guardians and no one else who cares enough to help. His ambition is to be a leading light in the medical world and as he matures an overwhelming desire to be recognized as an expert in his chosen field. But his upbringing has caused a callous hardness of heart and an overriding desire for material wealth. He is unable to fulfill his longings and satisfy his soul for peace until he meets the sweetest of widows who comes to his rescue.