Jean Norbel, a toy manufacturer, and Louis Delval, an explorer, both love Helene Derys. She eventually marries the manufacturer. Several years later at a theater, Norbel meets Delval, and a reunion takes place. Delval takes advantage of this reunion and makes several successive calls at the Norbel home each time trying to force his attentions upon Mrs. Norbel. Falling in this be bribes the watchman at Norbel's factory to set fire to the building The place is soon in flames and the employees are helped to safety through the heroic work of Norbel. The next day, as Norbel is about to receive a medal from the mayor, an anonymous letter from an insurance company advises the city officials that the owner had set his factory on fire in order to get the insurance money. Norbel is arrested, and at the trial the watchman testifies that the manufacturer is the incendiary. The nervous breakdown of Mrs. Norbel stirs the watchman's conscience and he makes a confession just as the jury is about to ...
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