A young woman breaks off her engagement to take care of her aging father; he tricks her into a bedside promise to give up nursing him and marry her former sweetheart.

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Harry Robbins
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Marion Walters
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Marion Walters and Harry Robbins are in love. Robbins is a promising young contractor and has the esteem of Marion's father, a shrewd old fellow who wants to see the young people happy and see Marion married before he dies. The happy prospects are quashed, however, when Elizabeth, Marion's older sister, elopes with a young man of the village, leaving a note stating that she feels Marion will surely not care to marry as long as her father is alive, whereat Marion breaks off her engagement with Harry, despite his pleas and her father's endeavor to change her mind. A plan is finally concocted in the lark room of the drug store, with Doctor Finney's assistance. Walters has driven into town with Marion and has persuaded her to go driving with Harry. After they are out of sight, the old man is carried out of the drug store, helped into a buggy and driven home by the doctor, while the news is spread that Walters is dying. The young couple are sent for and arrive home, where Marion finds her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy | Romance

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11 August 1911 (USA)  »

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