She was a sweet, charming girl, and always obeyed her dear papa and her mamma. But finally a crisis arose, and what could the poor girl do? Here is the problem she had to solve: Dear papa ... See full summary »

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She was a sweet, charming girl, and always obeyed her dear papa and her mamma. But finally a crisis arose, and what could the poor girl do? Here is the problem she had to solve: Dear papa told her that he wanted her to marry his junior partner a "perfectly delightful" lawyer. Mamma at the same time trotted out a candidate who was a member of one of our first families, and could lead a cotillion beautifully. Mamma said pa's candidate was "an old fogy." Pa called the society men, "a dude with one-half the brains of a mud hen." If she married either one she was sure to mortally offend one of her parents, so she went out on the front steps and wept bitterly. In the midst of her grief, a young newspaper man she knew happened along, and being a good newspaper man, inquired the particulars. She confided in him, and he told her how to solve the problem. "Don't marry either of them," he said, "marry me. Then each of your parents will be so pleased that the other was fooled that they will ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 September 1912 (USA)  »

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