A just-married man is called to Paris on business. During lunch with his business partner, the partner's fiancee gives the bridegroom a suggestive look, which the fiance also catches. In the confusion a cuff-link is lost down the front of the fiancees's dress. A duel is arranged. The best friend of the man recently arrived in Paris helps the groom to frighten the challenger but the police arrive and the two friends are sentenced to six months hard labour. They conceal their true identities and seem to disappear for six months. The papers have reported that they have drowned by falling from the liner returning home. The wife, now thinking herself widowed, has claimed the life insurance of her husband and built a grand mansion. The two men, with the aid of a woman wishing to escape France also, return to America on assumed identities. The man becomes a chef for his wife's mother and discovers that his wife intends to marry an old sweetheart. At this wedding the woman who escaped Paris recognises her supposedly dead husband as the man the widow intends to marry and the husband and wife are reunited. With the commission for the business deal the couple are able to set up house properly.
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