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A shoemaker and his wife, a most thrifty couple, have one aim in life, and that is to give their two children, Helen, a very pretty girl, is much loves and admired by a young fellow, Howard... See full summary
A shoemaker and his wife, a most thrifty couple, have one aim in life, and that is to give their two children, Helen, a very pretty girl, is much loves and admired by a young fellow, Howard, who keeps a small grocery store next door, but his love is not returned. Gus has lately developed into a rather careless fellow, and is always found in bad company and spending his money extravagantly. He has run into debt, and is in such straits that he is tempted to steal a bicycle left standing in the street. This he pawns, but is found out and is arrested in his father's house. His son's plight is such a blow to the father that he dies broken hearted. Howard is at this time a great relief to the old mother and her daughter, and after some time. The daughter accepts him as her husband. The three live happily together until one day Gus, released from prison, returns home. Instead of commencing a new life, he continues to be reckless. One night he plans with two accomplices to break into the ...

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    • Author: Nalaylewe
    A story of a convict reformed under the influence of his mother. He serves his time and disappears in a foreign country. It is a graphic confirmation of the old observation that every person, no matter how bad he may be, has some good in him, provided the right influences can be brought to bear to bring it out. Often it is the mother who accomplishes this apparently impossible task, and in this picture it is the mother who causes the prodigal to turn from his evil ways. The old father has to die, but it seems an artistic necessity and need not be too much regretted, But the others live on to be happy after the clouds have disappeared from their domestic skies. - The Moving Picture World, July 30, 1910
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