A young European doctor has come to visit his cousin, an official of the Dutch Government stationed at Djokjakarta, Java. Together they visit the ruins of the ancient summer palace of a ... See full summary »

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A young European doctor has come to visit his cousin, an official of the Dutch Government stationed at Djokjakarta, Java. Together they visit the ruins of the ancient summer palace of a onetime Sultan of Djokjakarta and on the trip an old fakir predicts that the young doctor is destined to do some great deed. Next day, reading up an old history of the ruins, the doctor learns that in olden days the Sultan, defeated by the Dutch, surrendered all his regalia except a jeweled dagger. This was hidden away, and tradition says that until it passes into possession of the rulers there can be no abiding peace. And on an old bit of paper in the book, dated 1867, the doctor finds a note to the effect that the only men who know where the missing dagger is are Bimjee Mai, keeper of the ruins, and his young son Devaka, the secret having been passed down in that family from generation to generation. The cousins resolve to follow the clue. They again visit the ruins. Bimjee Mai is long since dead and... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 June 1913 (USA)  »

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The film's story, adapted for the page by Dorothy Donnell, was published in Motion Picture Magazine in August, 1913, pages 83-90. See more »

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