Jimmy Forbes returns to London after spending twenty years in Australia on the run from the British police. His wife, Rosalyn, who has come into an inheritance since Jimmy had left, had told his two children, George and Diana, that he had died in a drowning accident. Shocked at seeing him after all these years, Rosalyn persuades Jimmy, who is going to stay with his family, to say to his now-grown children that he is an old friend of their father. While staying there, his son, George, comes under suspicion of murder when a man who was blackmailing him is found dead. Jimmy, however, uncovers the real murderer and provides the police with enough evidence to arrest her. Deciding to return to Australia, and also granting his wife a divorce to enable her to marry Sir Edmund Jessyl, Jimmy boards ship, only to find that Rosalyn is there also, she having decided she still loves him and to travel to Australia with him.
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