Jack Goodwin is a young student of chemistry who is far in advance of the times. He discovers a compound that has the power to put a man to sleep for any stated period of time, after which he will be as physically fit as ever. Jack tests this marvel for the period of a week, finds that it works, and decides to take a rest of 100 years. He hires space in a safety deposit vault, has himself locked in a box and the box sent to the vault. There, according to instructions, it is to remain for 100 years, and at the end of that time sent to the Mayor of the city. There is no hitch in Jack's experiment and he wakes up in 2010, as much surprised at the people as they are in him. He discovers that the rapid transit facilities have been greatly and strangely improved, and that instead of there being any fight for "Women's Rights," it is the men who have their troubles. Jack finds a friend in the lady Mayor, and she finally wins his hand, but not until she realizes that the man from the century before intends to be master in his own house, although the indications are that he will be a kind, loving and considerate master.
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