Item about signatures and autograph books.
Note: Probably filmed in the Pathe Studio.
M/S of man in suit smoking cigarette. He signs an autograph and hands it over to a young school boy. The boy reads the signature and says "....I though it was Jimmy Cagney". He rips out the page and throws it away in disgust. C/U of hand opening autograph book. A message inside reads: "BY HOOK OR BY CROOK I'LL BE THE LAST IN THE BOOK". C/U of word scribbled out and new message underneath. C/U of hand writing the name Joe Noble on piece of paper. The paper is folded before the ink in dry. It is reopened and now resembles a beetle.
Re-enactment of Queen Ysabella of Spain selling her jewels so that Christopher Columbus would have enough money to build a fleet of ships. C/Us flicking through he pages of Joe Noble's autograph book which includes names such as Edward Terry, Mark Sheridan and Charles Coburn. M/S of piece of paper from the British Museum which includes the signatures of Bismarck, Napoleon and Charles Dickens. Re-enactment story about the young lordship who found the devils footprints on his doorstep on Christmas morning in 1855. Diagrammatical shots of the hoof prints in the snow and a C/U of the prints. Intertitle reads: "Adolf Hitler". The letter move around and jumble up to form a new word "Heil Rat".