Angel of the Canyons (1913)
Jim Beverley was an untrained, natural artist. His sweetheart, Madge, often visited him while at work in the mountains, but never completely sympathized with his work. She wanted his whole love and attention. Bill Hogan was much beloved by pretty Carrie, but he, being also in love with Madge, ignored her. Bill felt that Jim's ability to paint was what had won Madge's heart. In a cozy part of the canyon lived charming Pauline, commonly called "The Angel of the Canyon," because of her many good deeds for the villagers. One morning she saw the artist at work with pretty Madge gazing petulantly at his canvas. She saw them quarrel, Madge fly toward the house, and Jim turn angrily toward his work. Then she stepped close beside him and he, thinking it Madge, took up her hand and kissed it, without looking up from his work. Even an angel can have human feeling, and the angel in this case found a special delight in the unexpected kiss. When Jim, in confusion, apologized, it seemed a desecration. But Madge, watching from a distance, thought otherwise. Several days later the angel, walking in the direction of the artist's glen, found and took away his canvas. Three weeks later he called upon her and found a check for $100 awaiting him and a brand new box for his equipment. Delighted, he showed his treasures to Madge, who only pouted and then cried. Meanwhile, Bill Hogan nursed a grudge in secret. A day came when the angel, strolling through the woods, saw a terrible fist fight between Bill Hogan and Jim. Beside them stood Madge and Carrie, vainly trying to separate then. Then came the angel's moment of renunciation. She had grown to love him and had to fight herself to repress the desire to go away. But her better nature conquered. She separated the combatants, gave Jim to Madge and pacified the troubled Bill. She strolled with Bill into the forest and when she returned, he went willingly to the happy Carrie.- Written by Moving Picture World synopsis
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