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Helen Kerns is the little daughter of a miner. Gentle and unaffected, she wins the hearts of all who know her. One day she meets a fugitive, an escaped convict, and hides him in a cave ... See full summary
Helen Kerns is the little daughter of a miner. Gentle and unaffected, she wins the hearts of all who know her. One day she meets a fugitive, an escaped convict, and hides him in a cave while the sheriff's posse searches for him in vain. She contrives to bring food to him day after day and a strong affection springs up between the convict and "his little pal," as he calls her. The child's father strikes a rich vein in his mine, and news of his success reaches several hardened characters in the little settlement. While Kerns is away with the posse which is still trying to capture the convict, desperadoes break into the cabin and seek to discover his treasure. Failing to do so, they threaten Mrs. Kerns and her little daughter, and only the opportune arrival of the convict and his ultimate success in the fierce struggle which ensues, save the woman and child from injury. The convict's brave action wins a pardon for himself, and an interest in the mining claim.

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    • Author: Doulkree
    It aims successfully at sentiment and will probably please. A cute little player takes the part of the daughter of a miner who is doing well with pan and shovel. A convict escapes and the child brings food to him on the quiet. The sheriff is hunting for the convict and three thugs are planning to rob the miner of his gold. The miner joins the posse and the outlaws come to the cabin. It is going hard with the miner's wife and daughter when the convict comes to the rescue. The incident is convincingly pictured and interests strongly even in its happy ending. The photography is acceptable. - The Moving Picture World, March 28, 1914
  • Cast overview:
    Richard Cummings Richard Cummings - Old Man Kerns
    Elsie Greeson Elsie Greeson - Helen Kerns
    Fred Hamer Fred Hamer - Jack (as F.P. Hamer)
    Major J.A. McGuire Major J.A. McGuire - The Sheriff (as M.M. McGuire)
    Victory Bateman Victory Bateman
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