Pedro Villard is advised by his brother Jose, that the base of American operations on the West Coast must be ascertained at once and at any cost. Pedro's operations do not fully develop until he learns that Lieutenant Freeman, U.S.N. has been detailed to make tissue tracing plans. While racking his brain for a method to secure these tracings, Villard drops into a theater. There he sees Professor Polari, a hypnotist, accomplish remarkable results along the line of the occult, using for his subject, a young woman whom he advertises as his daughter. Immediately, Villard enlists the services of the hypnotist. The young woman is placed in a trance and sent to Freeman's home in answer to an ad calling for a seamstress. She is employed; her movements in the house are controlled from a distance by Polari. Under his direction she steals the tracings. The theft is almost immediately discovered and to cover her act the girl sews the papers up in the lining of an opera cloak Mrs. Freeman intends ...
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