A murder is committed in Dark Hollow and the proprietor of a neighboring inn is convicted and hanged. Twelve years later events take a turn, and the judge who convicted the man confesses that he himself was the murderer. Meanwhile the man who was hanged was proved to have been a murderer before that time, and for a crowning touch his daughter and the son of the judge are happily united. Shades of Eugenics! The mystery is well sustained and readable.