Bruce Morson, a young American, returning from travels in Egypt, is robbed of some valuable jewels in a London hotel, and chases the thieves to the yacht, "Spitfire," at Calais, which the crooks have boarded and taken command of under forged orders from its owner, Marcus Girard, who is in London. The yacht is just about to sail out of port, but by a ruse, Morson manages to get aboard, and promptly falls in love with Valda, Girard's pretty daughter, who is also a "spitfire." The crooks tell Valda her father is a smuggler, show her the jewels they have stolen, and convince her they are guarding them for her father, and that Morson is a custom officer, spying upon her in order to trap Girard. Valda indignantly turns upon the helpless Morson, orders him into seaman's costume, and compels him to work his passage to New York, On the homeward voyage, Morson undergoes many ordeals, both humorous and dramatic, and is even finally accused of the theft of his own property, before the final ...
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