Jimmie is deeply interested in the science of hypnotism. He studies, drinks and sleeps it. One evening, during his parents' absence, while he is engaged with his sister in the wonderful influence of hypnotism, the servant, Orphelia, helps herself to "his mother's toilet dainties. Jimmie, without confiding to anyone else, notices the theft but keeps it concealed until his parents return. They not suspecting the maid, place the blame on Jimmie's shoulders, who assures them that he is not at fault and can produce the culprit through his understanding of hypnotism. Without further ado he puts his sister (whom he has taken into the secret) in a hypnotic spell, and, of course she singles out the culprit.
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