A young woman with a romantic frame of mind believes that a strangely attired young man is a prince, but later learns he is only an acrobat fleeing from justice.

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May
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Joseph Singleton ...
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May, the daughter of a comfortably fixed farmer, being of a romantic turn of mind gives considerable time to reading love stories and fairy tales. Joe, the foreman of the farm, a frank, open-hearted youth, makes known his love for her. May, who finds him short on romance and scarcely in accord with her ideal of a lover, gently resents his advances. One day a circus comes to town and in the preparation of the show Bob and Frank, both acrobats, quarrel, and the latter is fallen and left for dead. The acrobat, frantic at his hasty deed, seeks refuge in the open country, where he happens upon May. The romantic girl, impressed by the oddity of his strange array of trunks and tights and such array as might become her imaginative ideas of a Prince, listens to Bob's appeal for aid and she gives him shelter. The sheriff and posse pursue the fugitive to the farm house where they are thrown off their trail by May. She gives the mysterious stranger the necessary attire from a convenient scarecrow... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Romance

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7 August 1913 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Not very new in plot
14 October 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A familiar, but engaging, situation leads this film, wherein the circus acrobat quarrels with a partner and thinks he has committed murder. He escapes with a posse at his heels, but the romantic farm girl hides him. He becomes the prince of her dreams, but in the end she has to give him up and she then throws her book of fairy stories into the stream. An entertaining offering, though not very new in plot. - The Moving Picture World, August 9, 1913


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