Tony Rugg lives with a man named Rudolph, whom he does not believe is his father. When Rudolph tries to force Tony to rob a farmer, he moves and finds work in the next town as a hotel stable boy. Meanwhile, Rudolph travels to New York City. He meets with a Mrs. Middleton. Tony is really Anthony Middleton, the rightful heir to a large estate in England. Anthony's uncle wanted to claim the estate for himself, so years earlier, he hired Rudolph to kidnap Anthony. After the uncle dies, the assets belong to Mrs. Middleton. After a lengthy discussion with Rudolph, she persuades him to kill Tony. Rudolph locates the boy and throws him down a well. Tony must escape from the well and follow the meddling duo to London to claim his inheritance.