The Long Skirt (1911)
May is a tomboy, full of romp and fun; she would rather play than do anything else. The mother writes to her sister and mentions that May does not seem to develop in accordance with her years. May's aunt replies that responsibilities and consideration for others usually come with the clothes that make a child feel that she has outgrown childish things, and in order to bring about this growth of mind, she sends the girl a long skirt, accompanied by a note to her niece, telling her that she must remember she is now past fifteen and she is sure she will wear the dress as becomes a helpful little woman of her years. May is much delighted with the long skirt when she puts it on, but very much surprised when she goes upon the street and tries to enter into the pastimes of the other children. They treat her as a young lady, look at her as too old to be in their company and refuse to play with her. Within a few days she is a young lady, taking her place in the household as the big sister and grown-up daughter, assisting her mother.- Written by Moving Picture World synopsis
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