Ada Meade, objecting to her father marrying a second time, leaves home to make her own living. Her uncle, a rich miner, sends to her father $20,000 for Ada in order to avoid the inheritance tax. The father, fearing for his daughter's welfare, engages Graves to find her. Ada secures employment as stenographer in Graves's office through an old friend. The father sends Ada's photograph to Graves. She receives the photograph and changes it, placing another girl's photo in the mailer. Meanwhile Graves' partner, Hastings, has become smitten with Ada, thinking, perhaps, he could use her as one of his tools in some deal. Ada despises him, however. He sees the photograph which Ada has changed on Graves' desk, and knowing the owner of the photograph, connives with her to pretend that she is the original of the photograph in order to get the $20,000. Graves, who plays the stocks, is losing heavily when the clerk from the broker's office appears and demands more money. Hastings and the ...
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