Jane Black is governess in charge of the children of William Crane, a wealthy widower. Her father is an unreliable old promoter who has lived an unprofitable life, working at shady enterprises which are close to the edge of crime. He is anxious that Jane shall introduce him to her employer and use her influence to his advantage, but she refuses. The old man suspects the truth that Mr. Crane and Jane are becoming fond of each. In any event he calls upon Crane and tries to interest him in some cheap mining stock, and Crane, eager to be good to Jane's father, willingly buys. It happens that Crane has just finished the drawing of his latest invention. There is only one drawing which he and his secretary have just been looking over and the secretary is advising him to have a second one made when Black is announced. Crane decides to see him and dismisses his secretary. The drawing is left upon the table. Black sees it and realizes its value. He contrives to steal it, takes it home and ... Written by
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