Tom Saunders, of the Internal Revenue Service, acting on instructions from headquarters, is endeavoring to locate a band of smugglers on a Pacific Coast Island. He is attracted by the suspicious actions of a party of fishermen headed by old Joe Devonne, but is unable to obtain actual proof of their guilt. He meets the old man's daughter, and for business purposes, makes love to her. By a trick he learns through her, of the biding place of the smugglers and their hoard, and tackles the men single-handed. He is overpowered in the struggle in which the old man is shot in the arm. He is bound and taken aboard their sloop, and the supposition is that they will make short work of the spy. The girl, to whom the love-making has been a very serious matter, struggles between love for the man and filial duty and fears for his life. She swims out to the yawl and releases Tom. Tom, released, still has his duty to perform and tracks the old man to his shack, discovers him hiding under a stack of ...
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