Stephen Baldos, a student of criminology, propounds a theory of his concerning the handling of released prisoners, to the President of his club. Picking up a newspaper, the President points to an article telling of the release from prison the next day of a Luke Conners. Baldos bets he can make an honest man of Conners. As Conners leaves the prison Baldos appears and taking him to his home, tells him he wishes to make a man of him. That evening Baldos opens a safe and gives Conners a sum of money under some pretense, then is called from the room, leaving the safe open. Conners is tempted, but conquers himself. At the dinner table, Baldos passes a valuable ruby around for all to admire, including Conners. Later he slips it into Conners' glass. When Conners discovers it he hands it to Baldos, with a caution that he place it in the safe, which he does. Curley Quill, a burglar, sneaks into the library and blows open the safe. Conners hears the noise and following the criminal to his old ...
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