An Attempted Elopement: Frank Norman, who is in love with the fair belle of Boston, Grace Stafford, his found it necessary to devise means for an elopement in order to win the girl of his choice, whose parents object to this courtship. Frank makes known to a friend his intention to elope and asks him to deliver a letter to Grace stating the appointed time for the elopement. Frank’s friend, instead of delivering the message in Frank’s behalf, intends to elope with the girl himself, and would have been successful in carrying out his plan were it not for Frank’s detection of his friend’s infidelity. Frank sees the pair steal out and immediately informs Mr. Stafford, Grace’s father, whereupon they give chase to the fleeing couple. Frank overtakes them and claims Grace as his own and receives the sanction and good will of her father.

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