The Scarlet Car

1  
Ernest Peabody was not 
QUITE as shrewd as his 
father,---but then he was
young yet.

	Sam DeGrasse

2
Cyrus Peabody, his father 
and President of the bank.

	Howard Crampton

3
Paul Revere Forbes,
the cashier, who bore with
scrupulous pride the weight
of an illustrious ancestry.

	Lon Chaney

4
          Beatrice, his 
daughter, really didn't
care whether she
descended from Paul
Revere or not.

	Edith Johnson

5
"Aw, who let you 
in on this?"

6
Supper at the Peabody
home was something 
of a ceremony.

7
"Billy, why do you waste
all your time? You could
be such a help to your
father if you only would."

8
Ancestor-worship.

9
"Well, don't forget the 
party tonight. Remember
you're going to call for me."

10
"Our ancestor - our
own blood, daughter!
A great and glorious
man was Paul Revere!"

11
That evening, Peabody
Sr. and Jr. returned to the
bank on a mysterious 
mission.

12
The stranger.

13
"Well, have you got
the money?"

14
"If I don't put back that
thirty-five thousand dollars
tonight, the directors will
learn of the deficit to-
morrow!"

15
"Don't blame me, Peabody 
- I merely carried out 
your orders."

16
"I know what you've been
doing, Peabody,-and they'll
know at the directors'
meeting, too!"

17
The following
  afternoon.

18
"Where's your father, miss?"

19
"I don't know - he
hasn't been home since
last evening!"

20
"Mighty funny - the cashier
and thirty-five thousand
dollars disappear at the 
same time!"

21
"What do you mean?"

22
"I'm sorry, Beatrice.
Won't you come and 
stay at our house until 
your father returns?"

23
"I got out early, Mr. 
Winthrop, and collected
enough for the note."

24
"I hope you're ready
to pay the bank what 
you owe, Winthrop."

25
"I refer you to my
bookkeeper!"

26
"There's been a terrible
automobile accident!
Just brought in a big scar-
let car - dead man in it!"

27
"And Billy's up at court -
he got in a fight again
and was arrested."

28
"It will come out all 
right, my dear. You
may stay with us as 
long as you like."

29
Winthrop's available
funds suddenly
disappeared when
the judge demanded
a cash bond for
Billy's release.

30
"William, I hope this will
be a lesson to you.
Brace up and help your 
father - he needs you."

31
"I'm going to go to it!
Watch me!"

32
And when Billy was
really aroused ---

33
"Your father's note is 
due today - and he
can't meet it because 
of your escapade!"

34
"Dad, I know I've been a 
loafer - but now I'm a busi-
ness man! Give me all your
unpaid accounts, and watch
little sonny collect a few!"

35
"As for you, old Shylock,
you'll get every cent 
that's coming to you
inside of six hours!"

36
Billy collected the
accounts - in money
and various other
negotiable material.

37
"Now I'm going to auction
off the rest of the stuff
I've collected - and I'll
have enough money to
buy the old bank!"

38
When Billy said he 
was going to "go to it,"
he meant it.

39
"Hello, dad, you old loafer!
I suppose you've been 
idling away your time 
in a pool room again!"

40
Later... Peabody argues 
with Billy over Beatrice.

41
"Jealous, eh? - you
good-for-nothing!"

42
"This is the big scarlet 
car that was wrecked -
I won it in a raffle!
Whadda ye know about
that?"

43
"Mr. Peabody, I want you
to meet my sho-fewer!"

44
"Guess my sho-fewer and
I got our hats mixed!"

45
"I found it in the 
scarlet car - and
this wallet, too."

46
The engagement party.

47
Billy followed up
   the clue.

48
"I want you to give 
this to Miss Forbes -
secretly -"

49
"I'm sure your father 
didn't take that money!
I've got a clue!"

50
"I'm going to prove
that the Peabodys 
are the crooks!"

51
"Oh, Billy! I'm so
miserable about this
engagement!"

52
"Will you marry ME?"

53
"I have a car waiting out
there and a minister at
the hotel - get your cloak!"

54
"Give this to my father
in ten minutes."

55
"You!"

56
"A fine night for
a wedding!"

57
"Billy - in that cabin -
a ghost! The ghost 
of my father!"

58
"General, in the name 
of the Continental 
Congress, I salute you!
What news from
Bunker Hill?"

59
"My servants are away,
General, but there is
hospitality here for the
messenger from Lexington."

60
Years of blind hero-wor
ship, the shock of the
accident, and the ensuing 
solitude - all had combined
to cloud that simple mind.

61
"Aha - my suspicions
are correct!"

62
"I have a page from 
the ledger that will 
damn you, Peabody!"

63
"The book! The book!
Give me that book!"

64
"But I have that page -
I hid it where you'll
never find it!"

65
"Don't you know Beatrice?"

66
"Your daughter is here."

67
"Tell us all you can 
remember about 
that night."

68
"He struck me --
but I recovered ---"

69
"-- and I brought 
the proof here ---"

70
"Won't you tell us where
you hid the proof?"

71
Young Peabody
had a card up 
 his sleeve.

72
"We were just getting 
married when ---"

73
"- and he carried her 
off to a little cabin ---"

74
"I'd like to see that 
page from the ledger, 
General."

75
"We're going to tar
and feather that fine
son of yours!"

76
"I'm going to ride out 
there and warn Billy."

77
"I've got an idea
that may work!"

78
"See - a messenger
from Paul Revere is
approaching!"

79
"Paul Revere demands
that paper!"

80
"We'll go down to the 
hotel and 'phone for 
a doctor."

81
"I've seen Forbes' ghost!"

82
"Look! At last -
Paul Revere!"

83
"Ride up there quick
and ask that old man
for a paper he's hiding!"

84
"General, I have come
for that report you have
been hiding for me."

85
"That old man has a
page from the bank
ledger that will send
old Peabody to jail
for twenty years!"

86
"Sir, here it is! You
will find it of exceeding 
importance."

87
And there came a 
rift in the clouds 
 that fogged the 
   simple mind.

THE END

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