Sherlock Holmes is in make-up a lifelike presentment of Conan Doyle's famous character. A Count, who feels that his end is near, makes a will in favor of his wife, and it is deposited in a safe. The noted criminal, "Dr." Morse, is masquerading as the Count's medical attendant, and determines to get possession of the will. He therefore takes a wax impression of the keyhole of the safe, sending the skeleton key to a woman accomplice who is nursing the Count. When the Count's death occurs, the nurse quickly secures the will and hands it to "Dr." Morse when he arrives in response to an urgent message. The loss of the will is soon discovered, and Sherlock Holmes is consulted. He observes an emissary of "Dr." Morse's outside his chambers, so gets a friend to go out dressed as himself (Holmes), thus throwing the watcher off the scent. The Countess meanwhile drives away in her carriage; she is pursued in a motor car by Morse and his confederates, captured after a valiant defense by her ...
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