Hobart's father dies, leaving him his fortune. Regina, Hobart's aunt, learns that her husband will get the fortune should the boy die unmarried. With her husband's assistance she purchases a box of shells and loads them with a deadly explosive. Some of these are placed in Hobart's hunting bag just before he leaves on a shooting trip. His shotgun explodes, injuring Hobart and wrecking his boat. Viola, his sweetheart, hears the explosion and comes to the rescue. She brings him to her home, where a physician orders him kept in bed for several days. The doctor chances to examine one of the shells in Hobart's bag and learns it has been tampered with. Hobart's butler finds the wrecked boat and the twisted gun. Believing the boy has been killed he notifies Regina and her husband. They take possession of the house. Hobart learns that he has been the victim of foul play. He returns home, after marrying Viola, who has nursed him tenderly. His uncle and aunt are thunderstruck when they learn the...
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