The boob has ambitions; he imagines that if he can become a detective, he can win the admiration of his Margarita. Among the guests at Van Zant's party is Count Alberti, and his sister. Van Zant is Margarita's father. Van Zant places the count and his daughter together as much as possible, with the hope of making an alliance with nobility. Mr. Count proceeds to steal the girl's necklace. Carrying it to his room he places it in a vase in which he has poured glue. Guests discover the loss, the party is convulsed and Margarita telephones for the famous detective, Long, who arrives the following day. The Boob, who has repeatedly tried to get a glimpse of his dream girl, meets Detective Long on the street. Long has broken down. The Boob is asked to take care of his grip. Learning who Long is, the Boob gets him to a barn, locks him in and dons the detective's clothes and goes to the house, where he sets to work, posing as the real detective. While he is nosing around he observes the count ...
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