A young lawyer receives word from abroad that a package of jewels, valued at $20,000, which has figured in a law suit, has been shipped to him from Europe, to be held for a client. He meets... See full summary »

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A young lawyer receives word from abroad that a package of jewels, valued at $20,000, which has figured in a law suit, has been shipped to him from Europe, to be held for a client. He meets the steamer, receives the valuables and starts with them to a bank, meaning to place them in the vaults. He has forgotten that it is Saturday, and a half holiday, and the result is that he discovers that he must keep the custody of the gems over Sunday. This does not worry him, for he has a safe in his own home, and he does not dream that any one knows of the treasure in his possession. The fact is, however, that the messenger has been trailed from Europe by a celebrated crook, who vainly seeks a chance to annex the valuables. He witnesses the transfer, and follows the lawyer, and is pleased to note that he takes the jewels home with him. Late that evening the lawyer receives a telephone message that his father, who lives many miles away, is seriously ill, and hurries off to see him. Until he ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 July 1912 (USA)  »

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