Walter Brooks is a clerk at a large hotel. Guests are arriving and leaving. Among the latter are Mr. and Mrs. Walling. Sometime after their departure, a chambermaid brings down a chamois jewel bag left by Mrs. Walling under a pillow in her room. The clerk and maid examine the contents, which consists of a large sum of money and a ring of odd design. The bag is then placed in the safe. This action has been witnessed by Will Taylor, son of the proprietor, who is heavily in debt. He has given his I.O.U. and is unable to meet any part of his obligations. Walter is called away from the office for a moment and, unable to resist the temptation, Taylor steals the money and the ring, substituting crumpled paper for the money. Discovering the loss, Mr. and Mrs. Walling return and are handed the bag. She opens it and Taylor. Sr., is convinced that Brooks has stolen the contents and orders his arrest. He is sent to prison and writes a note to his sweetheart, Grace, a manicurist. She hastens to ...
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