Lord John, brother of the Marquis of Haslemere, receives word from his friend, Carr Price, in New York, that the latter's dramatization of the detective story written by Lord John will not be purchased at all. This decision was brought about by Roger Odell, the millionaire friend of Julius Felborn, who has a strong animus toward Lord John, even though the latter does not know Odell. Odell arrives in London, but returns when he learns that Grace Callender is bound for New York. He books passage on the same steamer. Lord John learns of the hurried departure of Odell and determines to follow. On the boat Lord John hears Grace say to Odell in reply to his request to marry him, "No, Roger, do you suppose I could let you die like the others." Lord John's curiosity aroused, he opens his journal wherein he keeps notes to help him in his story writing, and sees that Grace had been successively engaged to Perry and Ned Callender-Graham, her cousins, but that in each instance just one week ...
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Edited into Lord John's Journal