Annette, the daughter of Jay Forsythe, a wealthy but eccentric old banker, is secretly in love with her father's secretary, George Deal, who is a good-looking chap, but not yet blessed with the world's goods. Old Forsythe has other views for his daughter, and insists on her marrying Peter Fossil, a rich and short-sighted old gentleman. Annette confides her father's wishes to George, who hatches up a plot to defeat the father's scheme; he proposes to disguise himself as the father, receive the unwelcome suitor, inquire into his past and finally eject him. That evening George goes to a wig-maker and has himself fixed up in an exact imitation of old Forsythe. He also sends a message calling the banker away from home. When George presents himself before Annette the deception is so perfect she mistakes him for her father until he reveals his identity. Peter Fossil, the despised suitor, arrives promptly on time and proposes to Annette. She listens demurely and refers him to her father. ... Written by
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