Jimmie is the only son of a poor widow. He secures the position of footman with a noble family and contributes to the support of his mother and sister. One of the opening scenes shows Jimmie on a visit to his home. He proudly turns over his savings to his mother and then hurries back to his quarters in the big mansion. One day the marchioness, his mistress, chances to leave a valuable bracelet in the touring car. It is found by the chauffeur. Instead of restoring it to the owner he puts it in his pocket. Search is made for the jewel by the marchioness and her household without avail. Then she decides to call in a detective. The servants are unaware that the new maid is the woman detective in disguise. From the outset the female Sherlock Holmes suspects Jimmie. One day, while the servants are at lunch, she attempts to examine the contents of a pocket in his coat, which has been placed on the back of a chair, near her seat at the table. Jimmie, who is sitting opposite, observes the act ...
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