A quarrelsome young couple find themselves taking a trip on the Lady Anne, an old passenger liner that is transporting a group of equally old passengers.
Douglas Winter's paper, The Courier, is in financial trouble. Mr. Smith appears and offers to pay off the debts, and run the linotype machine. Douglas agrees, but soon regrets when he realizes Mr. Smith is the Devil. Mr. Smith offers him a contract guaranteeing The Courier's success in exchange for Doug's soul. Afraid of losing Mr. Smith, he agrees. Mr. Smith proceeds to cause all kinds of disasters. Doug asks him to stop, and Mr. Smith makes him another offer: He'll stop if Doug will kill himself.moreless