Lieutenant Curt Stoffeldt is in constant money difficulties. Every day that passes it becomes worse and worse. Just as he has become engaged to the beautiful Alice Brandit everything seems to combine to crush him. He writes to his old friend, Otto Storm, and asks for his help. Otto Storm is ready to help his friend and introduces him to a money lender, Creutz, from whom Curt gets a loan. Creutz is very affable towards Curt, and even invites him to dinner. But his kindness is only intended to get the young officer for a son-in-law. He tries his very best and is ably assisted by his daughter, Sarah, but Storm, who is secretly in love with Sarah, is pleased to note that Curt, happy in the affection of his fiancée, Alice, does not take the hints. After having gotten in the power of the note broker Creutz, Curt's money matters have gotten in a still worse state, and one day. when he is on the brink of bankruptcy, Sarah makes a final effort to capture him. She writes him a letter in which ...
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