Parker and Baldwin both love Grace Summerfield. Grace prefers Baldwin and dismisses Parker after he has insulted her. Parker vows vengeance. Enlisting the services of four tough characters, he succeeds, by a ruse, in luring Grace into the cellar of an old house, where they chloroform her and prepare to seal her up in the chimney. They know nothing of masonry, however, and set forth to procure the services of a bricklayer, who reluctantly does the task, but tells a policeman when he gets away. Meantime, Baldwin, alarmed at Grace's protracted absence, goes to the police station to notify the police. His story fits in with that of the bricklayer, and together they start out to find a clue. They go first to the half-finished building where the bricklayer was kidnapped. They follow the trail to the old house. They break in and the bricklayer recognizes the cellar and the girl is saved. Further pursuit of the trail leads the officers and Baldwin to the private room where Parker is paying ...
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