Uncle Pete's Ruse (1911) watch online HD
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Uncle Pete is a faithful slave who helps his master escape by convincing the Yankees he has died of smallpox.
Captain Warren, of the Confederate Service, evades the pickets of the Union lines and almost takes his life in his hands to visit his young wife. He is greeted affectionately by her and the servants and is enjoying his stay when the house is surrounded by a number of Union soldiers, who have an intimation that he is in the house. He is thoroughly frightened and his wife is terrified. Uncle Pete, and aged servitor, possessed of an abnormal amount of acumen, takes matters in his own hands, being the only cool and collected person on the premises. He takes in the situation and matches his wits against the vigilance of the soldiers. Captain Warren is hustled upstairs by Uncle Pete and hastily placed in bed. The old negro procures paint and in a jiffy his master is made to resemble a man in the throes of an attack of smallpox. This done, the servant ushers in the soldiers with mock gravity, after coaching Captain Warren. They rush to his bedside to be informed that he is near death's door ...
|Charles Arling||-||Captain Warren - a Confederate Officer|