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John Smith has devoted the best years of his life to an invention which he firmly believes will revolutionize the engineering world. His efforts to bring the people likely to be interested ... See full summary »
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John Smith has devoted the best years of his life to an invention which he firmly believes will revolutionize the engineering world. His efforts to bring the people likely to be interested to his way of thinking have reduced him to a state of abject poverty, but never for a moment has it shaken his faith in the value of his invention nor soured his happy optimistic nature. Day after day he makes the weary round, hugging close to his breast his precious plans and each day getting nearer and nearer to the jumping off place, only to return each night to his garret near the roof, tired and footsore, but never discouraged. At last his efforts in the search for consideration are rewarded and Howard Livingston, a wealthy civil engineer, is interested to the extent of granting him an interview. He has adopted a family of waifs, as happy and hungry as he himself is and shares with them his " Chambers near the roof" and the few crusts he manages to absorb. He takes them with him when he goes to... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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