Under police espionage, Crooked Joe is living with his wife and baby when Norris, his former pal, tries to interest him in a job. He refuses, and subsequently earns his old pal's animosity when Norris makes advances to his wife. Norris "frames" Joe, and he is sent to prison on a charge of robbing his employers. His wife leaves her baby at the doorstep of a wealthy family, and subsequently dies. The Nortons adopt the child, and she grows to womanhood. Dick Ross, a society crook, wins her love. Norris, now a genteel card sharp and friend of Dick, holds the latter's I. O. U.'s for a large amount and forces him to steal the Barnato diamond necklace from Miss Norton. Joe, appointed butler in the Norton home, recognizes his daughter. He gets wind of the deal between Norris and Ross, and goes down to the lake, where the two are to meet. Norris, surprised, leaps into the lake and is drowned. Joe returns to the house, where a reception is in progress. Miss Norton misses her diamonds, which ...
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