In the peaceful valley of Stillwater there is sunshine. All nature smiles as we make our way up the lane, lined on each side with blossoming trees and fragrant flowers, until we come upon Doctor Harcourt, one of God's noblemen, seated on the veranda of his house with his wife and little daughter Edith. All are carefree and happy as we stroll with them through the barley fields, lanes and daisy beds. It is indeed a beautiful sight, a trinity of souls, each living in the other's being. But the fates are jealous, and there are gathering clouds to shut out the radiance of their happy existence. Little Edith is taken very ill and the doctor is at first inclined to think his wife is unduly alarmed, but upon examining the child he realizes the illness to be serious indeed, so much so that it would probably be fatal for him to leave its side until the crisis is past. While so engaged a poor woman of the village hurries to his home to enlist his services for her little girl, who she fears is ... Written by
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In the middle of the background for both indoor sets (the country doctor's home and the poor mother's shack), the American Biograph Company's logo is prominently incorporated into the "decoration." Apparently this is because at the time the film was made motion pictures were still not covered by copyright laws, but trademark logos were. By incorporating the trademark logo into every interior shot, the company had an easier time "copyrighting" the work. See more