Ned Grattan and Mike Murphy are a couple of crooks, who have looked with longing on the extravagant display of valuables in Einstein's loan office. They figure that if one could only gain an entrance, a rich haul would be the reward. Many plans were devised and discarded, until Grattan, who is a handsome chap, resolved to perpetrate his evil design by way of the daughter, Rachel's heart. Rachel falls an easy victim to the flattering Ned, and accompanying him to a dance, consents to his proposal that they elope the following evening. Ned arrives at the pawnshop after closing time, and is admitted by Rachel. While she is upstairs getting her things, Ned admits Murphy. Poor trusting Rachel descends to be knocked on the head, gagged and bound to the newel post of the stairway. Mr. Einstein, missing his daughter, comes down into the shop only to receive a like treatment. The crooks then pile a lot of rubbish in front of Rachel and saturate it with kerosene. On top of this they place a ...
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