Nora Brady, living with her father, is invited to a shindy by a suitor, Michael. She accepts. Barney O'Shea is the one she loves, but who does not propose to her. He does later, however, and finding she is going with Michael, plans to play ghost, which he does, as they are on the way, and Michael, nearly frightened to death, runs away. Barney then takes Nora to the Shindy. Michael later finds out the trick and turns informer for the British, telling of Barney, who is leading the Irish patriots. The British burn the cottage of Barney's mother in an effort to discover the leader. Nora takes the old woman into her home. Barney and his friends, in an effort to punish Michael, drive him insane. A dispatch bearer with papers is wounded and seeks refuge in Nora's cottage, and asks Barney's mother to take the papers. She does so, is discovered with them, and arrested for treason. The colonel informs Barney if he gives himself up he would save his mother's life. Barney agrees, and is ...
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