Marlin takes his daughter, Ethel, to the seashore in hopes that she will annex a rich husband. The father meets Bill, who looks like "ready money." Marlin introduces the young man to Ethel. The girl promptly takes a dislike to the man. The following day Don saves Ethel from drowning. Bill, who witnessed the incident, feared to go to the rescue because he might ruin his clothes. Ethel and Don fall in love with each other. Bill later asks Marlin for Ethel's hand. The father consents. Ethel stormily declares she will not marry him. To prevent her from seeing Don, Marlin locks her in her room. Ethel calls to Don through the window and he comes to the rescue. Marlin enters a telephone booth to phone for a minister. Don nails the door, The minister promises to come to the hotel at once. Upon his arrival, Don, on the impulse of the moment, asks Ethel to be his wife. She consents, Marlin tries in vain to get out of his prison. Bill comes to the man's assistance and smashes the booth. Both ...
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