Charles Hutchins, the Assistant Lightkeeper at Haddock's Point, is in secret league with a band of smugglers who are operating by sea. He is in love with the daughter of the lightkeeper, Irene, and in order to avoid suspicion holds his communications with the band by signaling underneath the regular light by lantern. He meets the gang by descending from the tower by a rope and returns to duty the same way. Complaints being made to the Revenue Chief of the District, a guard is sent to the scene to make an investigation. He sees Irene, is smitten with her, and is invited by Ganon to live with them. He accepts and in courting Irene arouses Charles' hatred. They finally come to blows and, out of animosity for Charles, Walter watches him. That night he sees a light at sea and looking toward the light tower sees a signal from the window. He keeps watch outside, and see Charles going over the brink of the cliff. Hurrying after him he is led to the old wreck on the shore in which the ...
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