Judge Walcott sentences Bill Devins, a notorious crook, to ten years in Sing Sing. Past following the oration of this sentence, the judge returns home to find himself richer, as the father of an infant son. This news is noised about, and Devins, who is sore, swears to get even, no matter when or where. Time flies by; five years pass. The convict escapes from prison, and hikes back to his sodden consort, Mary. This precious pair connive to abduct the judge's child, now a boy of five. Having secured the possession of the child, they drop the judge an anonymous note: "You will never see your kid again." Then they quickly "grab a rattler" for Chicago. The boy. Tommy, is brought to a den of thieves, where Jim Morton teaches him to be a forger. Devins informs the judge what his son is being taught, which causes great anguish to his mind and that of his wife. Even though the Judge has had the best detective service obtainable, no clue as to the whereabouts of the young man can be found. The ...
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