Living by their wits in India, two adventurers, Guy Randall and Jack Lowell, are caught cheating in a game of cards at the English army quarters. They are about to leave India, when their Hindoo servant, Sukim, proposes that they go with him to the Hill Country, where a festival is being held to one of the Hindoo gods. At this feast, all the natives contribute money. Under Sukim's guidance, Randall and Lowell hide in the temple, and when the high priest is alone counting over the offering, they strike him insensible and steal the money. From the forehead of the god, Randall steals a costly jewel which the Hindoo people consider sacred. Sukim tries to persuade him against the theft, warning him that a curse will follow him. The priest recovers, and calling his two assistants, they swear to be avenged and recover the jewel. Randall, with his colleagues, escapes to England, prospers, and is now a land proprietor. He seeks in marriage the hand of Grace, the daughter of Lord Leverton, an ...
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