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Horder, the head game-keeper, overtakes a peasant named Rowden poaching upon the preserves. He is about to collar the fellow when the peasant's gun accidentally goes off, wounding the ... See full summary
Horder, the head game-keeper, overtakes a peasant named Rowden poaching upon the preserves. He is about to collar the fellow when the peasant's gun accidentally goes off, wounding the game-keeper in the face. When his assistants arrive upon the scene, Horder, because of a former grudge, declares that the poacher deliberately shot at him. The result is that Rowden is sent to jail for a long period. In order to support herself and her little son, Martha, the unfortunate wife, is forced to take a position as lady's maid at the castle. Five years later, Rowden is liberated, and learning the whereabouts of his wife, enters the house through an open window. Hardly have husband and wife embraced, before the servants, who have heard queer noises, give the alarm. Rowden escapes but later returns to the house where he finds Horder, the game-keeper, in the hall, taking instructions from the master of the house. Rowden confronts him and forces Horder to confess that he falsely accused him of the ...

Original French title is undetermined.

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    • Author: HeonIc
    A picture aiming at pathos and in which a child plays an important part. It is very interesting, but fails in making a deep impression, chiefly because it never comes very close to the heart of life. It was produced to tell rather than to illuminate the story. A game keeper has wrongly accused a poacher of attempting to kill him. The man escapes from confinement and brings his child to the owner of the shooting ground. The game keeper is present, but is afraid to swear on the "head of this child" that the poacher is guilty, so he is set free. The backgrounds and photography have made some very pleasing scenes. - The Moving Picture World, December 21, 1912
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