Richard Farnsworth, an attaché at the U.S. Embassy in London, is in love with Helen, the ambassador's daughter, and we see her at the embassy ball refuse his proposal of marriage. The next day, while the ambassador is at work in his office, a letter containing an important document is received. This he slips under the blotting pad on his desk and goes out with Helen. A clerk in the embassy. Charles Dumont, who is really a spy in the hire of a foreign power, has seen the ambassador hide the document, and during the latter's absence avails himself of the opportunity to steal it, but hearing somebody coming, he slips it into a vase and returns to his office unseen. Meantime, Farnsworth, entering the ambassador's office, finds on the floor a glove which Helen has dropped. He acts rather foolish over it, kisses it and is just putting it in his pocket, close to his heart, when the ambassador returns with Helen. The ambassador goes to his desk and discovers that the document is gone. He ... Written by
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