A wealthy American, while traveling through a lonely part of Italy, was captured by bandits and held for ransom. He was rescued by an officer of the Carabineri, The bandit chief was captured and vowed vengeance, but the young officer dismissed his threats contemptuously. The officer found favor in the American girl's eyes, and when she returned to America she had promised to marry him. A few months later the officer was ordered to America on a secret mission, and wrote his fiancée that he would soon be with her. At the pier he was met by a man who displayed the badge of the United States Secret Service and showed him a letter from the chief. The young man took a hasty leave of his sweetheart, promising to see her the following day and entered a waiting carriage with his companion. He thought their destination was the office of the secret service, but before he could suspect anything wrong he was overpowered and taken into a lonely house. There he found another captive, the real member...
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