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Sick at heart after his latest love rejected him, out of work but reasonably wealthy from a not altogether honest deal, Carn Tiernan returns to the lovely old Cornish house where he was born, long neglected and awaiting his loving care. There a forces at work that don’t want him there for some reason. He catches a poacher, taking his pheasants by a particularly cruel trick and has him sacked but he tries to shoot him in revenge. This results in the police trying to ‘fit him up’ for attempted murder and he and his friend Arb get beaten up big time for their pains. He sees a lady on a horse riding on his land, she has an accident and he rushes her to hospital. He gets involved in motor racing, just to prove a point, using her brother as a driver and in machines to ‘Feed the starving millions’ for political reasons and becomes filthy rich. The lady on the horse proves to be a fellow engineer and she works with him but is unwillingly betrothed to another. He rescues her from the very steps of the altar, bears her off to the Continent and marries her. The forces at work prove to be a foreign power with a scheme to destroy his country and he subverts it by a sensational method that breaks all the rules whereon his country raises him to the nobility to his secret amusement. 242 words.

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