Bert Howe is in love with Bessie Darrow, who returns his love, but whose over ambitious father has promised her in marriage to the Count de Gribelin. All begging and pleading on Bert's part is of no avail, for Bessie's father remains obdurate, and he is badly discouraged until he receives a letter from Bessie telling him of her father's intention to take her on a cruise in their yacht. She begs him to do something desperate and save her from having to marry the Count. He thinks hard, and finally hits upon a plan, which, with the help of the Captain of Darrow's yacht, is carried out. Disguised as a sailor, Bert obtains work on the yacht, and in the course of the voyage, which is a rough one, discloses his identity to Ruth, who is overjoyed. The poor Count, however, is terribly seasick, and begs to be put ashore. So Bert launches a boat, and rows him and his valet to land, where he leaves them. Barrow, too, is seasick, and unaware that the Count is not on board, orders the Captain to ...
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