John Baker, bank president of White Plains, N.Y., gives a diamond necklace to his wife on the fifth anniversary of their marriage. At breakfast, scanning the news, she reads aloud to her husband of the presentation of the necklace and mention of her other valuable gems. Below is an account of a desperate burglar, Michael Brennan, known as "Three Fingered Mike." Brennan eludes capture and arrives in New York City, taking refuge with a prosperous baker, an old school friend, who buys him clothes and some disguises, but tries to persuade him to leave the country and keep straight. Brennan determines he will try for the jewels. He applies to Mrs. Baker for a position as gardener. She refers him to her husband, and Brennan goes to the bank. Mr. Baker receives him and tells him be leaves for Chicago at three o'clock that day, to call again in a week. That night Brennan enters the house and tries the safe, but hearing footsteps, takes refuge under the large center table. Mrs. Baker enters, ...
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