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On the fifth anniversary of the death of Adolphe Noblet in a railway accident, Juliette, his widow, visits his grave. Now remarried, she is the wife of Gustave, a former friend of the family, and has borne his child. The maid, Corinne, cherishes the memory of her former master through a portrait, and Marianne, a new servant, sees in him the likeness of a hairdresser, Leopold Trebel, with whom Sylvaine, Juliette's friend, is in love. When Leopold is invited to dinner, all are astonished at the likeness, and he concludes they must be mad. Innumerable complications follow when Dr. Friedland hypnotizes him, restoring his former memory as Adolphe, as he does not recognize Sylvaine or Marianne; then his other wife appears with his four children He finally agrees to a scheme to regain his former self, and he leaves with Suzanne, his "new" wife, learning the names of his children. ...