The detective agency with which John Street, a detective, is connected learns that a pair of jeweled slippers worth $50,000 is to be smuggled into the country. Street is detailed to track the smugglers. When Nance Rutherford is asked by Webb, her fiancé, to wear a certain pair of black slippers on landing, the full purport of the Marconigram her father received is made apparent to her. While the slippers do not show any trace of being anything but plain black slippers, they nevertheless are concealing a filigree of diamonds under their outer covering. Webb finds it necessary to ask his fiancée to do this when Eulalie, a Spanish dancing teacher, has refused him. Street is at the pier to meet the Rutherfords, and he cautions Nance to phone Webb to come tonight to get the slippers. At the home of the Rutherfords Street rips off the outer covering of the slippers and displays the diamonds. He requests Nance to stand with the slippers on where Webb will see her upon entering, while he and ...
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