Margarita Radcliffe loves Bob Asquith, her father's confidential secretary. Radcliffe and Company, brokers, have battled for control of the L. M. and O. with Schwartz, another broker, for years, and although Schwartz has resorted to underhand means, he has so far been worsted. Frank Harvey, old Radcliffe's partner, through speculation loses his private fortune completely. Schwartz, knowing this, bribes him to tip him on the Radcliffe inside policy. Harvey, to recoup his private losses, agrees to this and the nest day he tells Schwartz the details of the Radcliffe closed meeting, at which only directors and Bob were present. Schwartz takes advantage of this information and taunts Radcliffe in the exchange, falsely laying the blame on Bob. Radcliffe, in a fury, hastens to his office and discharges Bob without a hearing. Harvey tells this to Schwartz, who is duly pleased at the success of his plan. Bob hastens to Margarita with the news of his dismissal, and she vainly entreats her ...
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