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A family of wandering basket-makers are camped upon the edge of the city in which they market their wares. At the time our story opens the mother has just returned empty-handed from a day ... See full summary
A family of wandering basket-makers are camped upon the edge of the city in which they market their wares. At the time our story opens the mother has just returned empty-handed from a day of peddling. A series of such days has already depleted their meager stores to such an extent that her report comes in the shape of a calamity. Now their little son volunteers to make an attempt to secure at least food in return for some of their basket work and takes some of the lighter pieces with him to a wealthy neighborhood in the city. Here his apparent poverty wins for him the friendship of a rich youth who helps him by supplying food, then follows at a distance and learns the straightened circumstances with which the little fellow is surrounded. The little child of wealth now returns to his home and under the cover of darkness steals a well-filled purse from his father and carries it to the camp of the basket-makers, where he places it on the pillow of the little man who unconsciously is the ...

Original French title is undetermined.

Released in the US as a split reel along with Tunny Fishing Off Palermo, Italy (1910).


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