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Carmichael, an American dealer in antiques who gains possession of the priceless Ming scepter, is slain, with his wife, by Boxers in China, but their infant daughter is saved by a servant, Ah Wing. Years later, the girl, brought up by Ah Wing as his daughter, is known as Sui Sen in San Francisco's Chinatown. Though loved by Ah Wing's assistant, the Worm, she is coveted by Ling Jo, a Boxer leader, who obtains the Ming scepter as a condition for their betrothal. However, Sui Sen falls in love with Newcombe, a wealthy young American. Newcombe rescues her from Ling Jo, who dies in a windlass trap actually prepared for his rival.