A dangerous convict has escaped from prison and is skulking through the woods, pursued by prison officers. The officers separate and go in different directions in the hope of heading him off. This works well for the convict, who surprises one of the guards, and, overpowering him, makes him change clothes with him. About this time Edith is accompanying her sweetheart Jack to the railroad station in her auto and leaves in a huff, calling him a coward for not having entered into a street brawl with a drunken tramp, who insulted them on the way down. Jack has some time to wait before train time, and, upon looking after the departing auto, is surprised to see it held up by the disguised convict, who forces the girl to aid him in his escape. Two of the guards, arriving at the station, inform Jack of the true condition, and the three, knowing the railroad track to run parallel with the road, induce the train dispatcher to let them have an engine to pursue the fugitive and the girl. Here follows the most thrilling pursuit ever witnessed, a race between an engine, a touring car, and a racing auto. Jack now has an opportunity to prove his mettle and takes advantage of it.
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