North and South

Boy likes Girl.  Girl thinks Boy is a jerk.  Boy proposes, Girl refuses.  Boy broods.

Girl's father, mother, and best friend die.  Girl's exiled brother sneaks into the country for the funeral(s).  Boy misconstrues their hugging in a train station at night.

There is much woe and discussion of worker's rights.

Boy loses his cotton mill. Girl decides she loves Boy but cannot explain her actions for fear of compromising her brother.  Boy broods, Girl looks about longingly.

Girl comes into money.  Boy learns about Girl's brother.  Girl offers money to Boy so he can reopen his mill.

Girl and Boy *finally* kiss.

Thanks Mary C!