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(1912)

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  • On the verge of financial ruin, Mr. Cameron has got to raise a large sum of money. His partner promises to raise it by six o'clock that evening and telephone him as soon as he has secured it. Jimmy Cameron, his little boy, has turned the bands of the clock half an hour ahead, so that his music lesson may be shortened by that much time. After a terrible ordeal of suspense, Mr. Cameron calmly prepares for suicide in case of failure. At 5:30 his partner closes the deal for the money and rushes to telephone Cameron. A few minutes before this, as the clock's hands point to two minutes to six, Jimmy remembers his indolent deed and turns the hands of the clock back half an hour, to the right time. This is the only thing that saves his father's life. When Mr. Cameron hears the telephone, he is stricken with heart-failure, brought on by his anxiety and overwrought nerves. His partner not being able to reach Cameron by telephone, hastily arrives at his home and finds him unconscious. With the assistance of a physician, he is revived and his partner tells him of his success in securing the necessary amount to avoid the crisis.

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