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Mr. and Mrs. Caspar, home-loving, industrious people, long for a little one to bless their lives and their home. Their hopes are not in vain. One night, when they are sitting in the quiet, they hear the voice of a baby. Mr. Caspar, opening the door, finds a deserted child lying on the door-step. Tenderly lifting it in his arms, he brings it to his wife, who cares and nurtures it with a mother's love. Their adopted child is just one year old when a son is born to Mrs. Caspar, and an added joy comes to bless their union. The foundling, Jack, and the real son, Dick, grow up together as brothers, but quite different in dispositions. The real son is idle, morose, and disrespectful, and a selfish ingrate, who heaps abuse upon his parents, regardless of their kindness to him. The foster sob is manly, kind and thoughtful, industriously working for his parents, constantly considering their comfort and happiness. The mother of the child whom she deserted, conscience-stricken and remorseful, one... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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"The Foster Child" shows craftsmanship
31 December 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Drama with a heartache. Sheridan Holmes is the author. The director is Van Dyke Brooke. That splendid actor also takes the leading role, but the work of all in the cast is so uniformly good that it is another case of "glory enough for all." For a minute we see Miss Finch in serious work; she is good to look upon. James W. Morrison adds to his reputation by his sympathetic interpretation of the part of the foundling. Mrs. B.B. Clinton, Miss Leah Baird and George W. Cooper take the other characters. "The Foster Child" shows craftsmanship; probably none will enjoy it more than Mr. Brooke's confreres. - The Moving Picture World, July 27, 1912


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