Walter Young and John Osgood were both in love with Alexia Trexell, daughter of the president of the trust company in which both young men worked. Because Alexia preferred Young, Osgood stole four hundred thousand dollars' worth of securities out of the vault, and entering Young's room, left an incriminating handful of the bonds under a table. Young, apparently the only man who could possibly have taken the bonds, was arrested; the bonds were found under the table, and Young was sentenced to a long term in prison on the strength of the overwhelming mass of circumstantial evidence. Osgood was now able to recommence his suit for Alexia with a reasonable prospect of success. But unfortunately his path was not yet free from difficulties. On his way to Young's house with the securities. Osgood had unwittingly dropped a card case which contained incriminating evidence. Usakoff, a Russian derelict, found this card case and, a few days after Young bad been sentenced to jail, called on Osgood,...
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