William Callew is a hard hearted and stoic businessman who believes that any display of emotion is a sign of horrible weakness. William gets into a car accident during a drive to New York. He regains consciousness only to find himself completely paralyzed. Everyone who sees his body presumes that he is dead. His body is taken to the morgue where a coroner examines him and concludes that he is dead. In desperation and hopelessness, Callew begins to cry. Someone notices and he is saved.