Claude Eclaire is in a happy frame of mind, not because he has just bidden au revoir to beautiful Rosamond, but because he is to see her again soon. Contentedly he stretches himself upon a couch to sleep, perchance to dream. He does dream and of his beloved one. He is about to embrace her when Desperate Desmond and his minions capture him, carry him to a deserted wharf and leave him securely tied to a post with only his head above the water. When the tide rises it will be all over with Claude. Safe at home, Rosamond abandons herself into an easy chair and is soon feasting upon a vision of her hero. But, alas! Desperate Desmond and Gomgotz scale the steep wall of the house, quietly enter through a window, bundle up the sleepy beauty and then all three gain the street by a spectacular descent down the sides of the building. They hasten with the precious burden to an isolated shack, wherein they lock her up for future reference. Meantime, the rising waters have reached up to Claude's ...
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