Detected in the act of stealing a wealthy woman's scarf from an auto, "Slivers," a thief, escapes from the clutches of a pursuing policeman and jumps a moving freight train. He applies at the Prescott farmhouse for something to eat, but refuses to work in payment until he meets Alice, the old farmer's charming daughter. The sight of her sets him on the right track and he is given work by Prescott. The discovery is made one evening by the Prescotts that "Sliver" cannot read, but the former thief secures a grammar, and he pores over the book until he delights Alice with his self-taught knowledge. Gradually a bond of affection springs up between the two that rapidly develops into love. "Silvers" makes good on the farm, and, at last wins the consent of the Prescotts to marry Alice. A few days later Paul Prescott, Alice's brother, arrives back at the old farm on his vacation, and proves to be none other than the policeman from whom "Slivers" escaped that eventful day in the city. Informed ...
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