When Kelly saved Pete Scarlett from the consequences of his dishonesty at a poker game in a little western mining camp, he did not dream of the astonishing disclosure that grateful and unfortunate young man was about to make. When they reached Kelly's cabin, Scarlett informed his rescuer that his real name was Peter Wilding, and showed him papers proving him to be the heir of the late Silas Wilding of Eastwich, L.I. Scarlett further informed Kelly that he had not long to live, and suggested that he, Kelly, assume the name of Wilding and go east to claim Silas Wilding's legacy. Shortly afterwards, Scarlett died of heart disease. Kelly immediately came east, registered at the hotel as Peter H. Wilding, and convinced the lawyers that he was Silas Wilding's nephew. His troubles, however, soon commenced. A gang of counterfeiters with whom the other Wilding had been mixed up, attempted to extort blackmail from him, and Kelly utterly in the dark as to their identity was at his wits' end. A ...
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