Jonathan Moore, who has labored for over twenty years on a formula for the making of artificial diamonds, becomes mentally unbalanced from the strain, and in this condition believes he has achieved his ambition. He writes to Bloodgood, the president of the International Diamond Syndicate in London, telling him of his invention. Bloodgood, becoming interested, cables to Rollins, the New York agent of the firm, to call upon Moore, look into the invention, but to make no definite stipulation for the purchase of it until he himself has arrived and examined it. Before Bloodgood arrives, however, Violet Moore's two suitors have become deeply interested in the invention, and one of them, Phelps Firestone, the son of a diamond merchant, realizing that if the invention is practical, his father will be ruined, appropriates the essentials of the formula and gives them to his friend, Bill, who later takes him to a counterfeiter's den, where he sells the formula for a large sum of money. With the ... Written by
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