John Hart, a counterfeiter, is arrested in a restaurant while dining with his fifteen-year-old daughter Mary. He succeeds in concealing the fact from her by excusing himself for a moment and leaves a note and money for her wants, to be delivered to her by Jimmy, the old waiter who had served them a long time. Some years later when Hart is released from the Federal Prison, his first thought is of Mary whom he seeks in the last place he saw her, the restaurant where Jimmy works. Fate favors him as Mary is there with her husband one Jack Hanley who has defied his father's will by marrying Mary who had become the elder Hanley's stenographer. Hart does not disclose his identity knowing the disgrace it would cast on his daughter. Things had gone poorly with Mary and Jack and they were reduced to sore straits, but Jimmy was their friend and often made their simple orders more sumptuous by strategy. Old Hart at once returned to his counterfeiting, and therefore Stoll, the secret service man ...
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