A shrewd man in ordinary business affairs, Brandon, through his interest in the occult, falls an easy victim to a gang of clairvoyant swindlers headed by Rilando. The latter gives Brandon advice "from the other side," in which the financier is ordered to invest in stocks sold by Kelly. This man, also a member of the gang, had been discharged from the police force because of crookedness. Unable to convince Brandon that he is being swindled, his daughter Ray appeals to Bertha, the girl detective, for help. Accompanied by Talcott, her assistant, Bertha attends one of Rilando's séances. She speedily discovers the man to be a fakir. Later, a further investigation reveals secret telephones through which the "clairvoyant" receives the information from his assistants which enables him to mystify his dupes. Bertha enters the house by the rear door and cuts the wires of the secret telephones. As the result, the seance breaks up in confusion. Rilando attempts to escape through a secret passage, ...
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Fifteenth episode in the Girl Detective 2-reel series. See more
Follows The Tattooed Hand