A hangman conceals his true identity when he falls in love, and sets up home with his girl on a barge in the river Thames. Tragedy strikes when the hangman's assistant tries to seduce his boss's wife - after a fight, the hangman is presumed drowned. The woman commits suicide, but the hangman has in fact survived, and manages to save his assistant from the gallows. Written by
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Frankie reads a quotation from the 11th stanza of The Garden of Proserpine by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) See more
If you ask me it's a miracle you're alive.
A Life on the Ocean Wave
Written by Henry Russell
Arranged by E. Binding See more