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Allie Buckley and Sarah Rooney have known each other since their Dublin childhood in the mid-19th century. Allie, reasonably well off, dislikes her domineering mother and finds her downtrodden father irritating. Sarah, from the slums, works with her mother Bess as a servant for the Buckleys, though it does nothing to spoil the girls' friendship. Sarah falls in love with a soldier from the barracks, just as Allie realises that her mother wants to marry he...