Captain Ben Bobstay, a retired mariner, is fishing from the dock of a seaside resort. Mrs. Brownlow sends her two little children, Tommy and Molly, down to have him spin a yarn to them. ... See full summary »

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Captain Ben Bobstay
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Mehitabel Lee
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Captain Ben Bobstay, a retired mariner, is fishing from the dock of a seaside resort. Mrs. Brownlow sends her two little children, Tommy and Molly, down to have him spin a yarn to them. Captain Ben begins and recounts the story of his early love (in the same village) for beautiful Mehitabel Lee. He tells of her father's opposition to his love, and the intention of forcing Mehitabel to marry a rich man. The old salt then spins the tale of 'his running off to sea, his adventures with the Hottentots after a ship wreck, where he is about to wed the princess who saved him when the vision of Mehitabel Lee comes to him and makes him remain true to his love. Then he escapes by a daring ruse. He is captured by pirates, and they are about to slay him when the chief's daughter offers to marry him, and make him a partner with her father. Again Mehitabel's image appears, and he stays steadfast. He flings himself into the sea where he swims for hours, and is rescued by a British Admiral who has a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 October 1912 (USA)  »

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