Amos Grantly is a poor mechanic with a wife and child to support. Fortune does not favor him in the way of steady work and the family purse is depleted. About this time he receives a letter... See full summary »

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Amos Grantley - the Father
Sue Balfour ...
The Wealthy Aunt
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Ethel - Grantley's Little Daughter
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Amos Grantly is a poor mechanic with a wife and child to support. Fortune does not favor him in the way of steady work and the family purse is depleted. About this time he receives a letter from a wealthy aunt offering to adopt his only child, little Ethel. Grantly and his wife seriously consider the offer. They love the child but the prospect of having it reared in comfortable circumstances with advantages, they find it impossible to give her, is taken into consideration. They weigh the matter carefully and finally, after many misgivings, they consent to the plans of the aunt. There is a tearful parting with the child. Parental love is strong, but by a heroic effort they decide to bear up under the sorrow. After the child is gone the home is desolate; the parents are truly bereaved and their grief is intense. Grantly goes to work and he sees the children of other workmen bring them dinner, happy and contented. He returns home from work to find tots waiting for their parents and he is... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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21 September 1911 (USA)  »

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