The plan was conceived in a spirit of venture and adventure. He was just tired enough of society and the same social functions, to run away from them. So he decided and determined to go ... See full summary »

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The plan was conceived in a spirit of venture and adventure. He was just tired enough of society and the same social functions, to run away from them. So he decided and determined to go among the very poor, live their dreary life and fight their weary strife, just for fun. It was interesting to him, because it wasn't real enough to be terrible. The grim shadow of poverty was only a mask, and the wolf lurking and loitering at the door but a stuffed specimen. The monotonous despair and the melancholy hopes were only a stagy melodrama, to him too impossible to be real. The souls of the poor were not bare enough for him to see the red stripes of the chastening rod. He could not see the bruised hearts concealed in the disguise of a brave smile, he could not feel the pang of unrequited soul hunger and heart-yearning. His untutored eyes could see only the surface, and Marion's heart was deep. Deep with the stifled aspirations of a forceful spirit submerged in the slough of desperate ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 June 1912 (USA)  »

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