Jack Bowdoin, a gambler, had killed his man and gloried in it; yet he had a strange passion for music and had installed in his private room an organ where, without instruction, he had grasped the works of the great sacred masters. Among his customers was a young man named Carl Colt, who nightly gambled his small salary. His sister, Mary, an organist at the church, came one night to Bowdoin's casino and requested an interview. Being shown into the private room, she ran her fingers over the keys of the organ. Bowdoin entered and listened, then exclaimed, "I will give you a thousand dollars if you can make me play like that." Mary immediately spoke of her mission and begged the gambler to cure her brother of his passion for the game. At this moment a shot rang out in the casino and Bowdoin found Carl defending himself against a desperado, Shorty Hall, who had stolen a bet from the table. Shorty was ejected and Mary and her father continued the plea for the reformation of Carl. Hall and ...
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