George Wilton in order to fight the trust has speculated with company money and lost; his factory is about to be closed. He gets a tip from James Roberts, a crooked broker in the employ of Robert Thorpe, the trust magnate, which tip of course goes wrong; he is ruined. Ben Martin, a discharged employee of Thorpe, robs the safe of the Wilton factory, and hides the money in the woods. Wilton and Martin are sent to prison, but each for a different crime, and they both get in the same cell. Martin is led by Wilton to study and improve himself. By reading "Monte Cristo" he is led to emulate the Count by revenging himself and Wilton when he gets out of prison. In the meantime the factory has been closed; the Wilton family is poor and the daughter, Marjorie, is working in the Thorpe factory. Thorpe's son is persecuting her and finally fires her out. The Wiltons are in greater trouble than ever. Martin is soon released and invents a new machine for the factory. He takes the money that he stole...
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