In the school we find jealousy in the shape of a substitute who is jealous of a half-back who is to play in the big game of the season. At the practice game the day before, Jim Ralston, the half-back, gets a telegram from his mother saying it is imperative for him to be at his home the next day to sign some papers for the settlement of an estate. Ed Hobart, the substitute, looks over Jim's shoulder, reads the telegram and sees an opportunity to play in Ralston's place. Billy Hanks, one of the boys of the college, loans Ralston his car to drive to his home, thirty-five miles away, so as to be back in time for the game. Ed Hobart gets a pal of his, Fred Owens, to follow in another car, telling him to let the gasoline out of the tank of Ralston's automobile. The gasoline is emptied and he, Fred Owens, stops at a road house for refreshments, confident of his success. Upon the discovery of the loss of the power in Jim's car, the old lawyer starts to drive by a short cut to the nearest ...
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