Amy Tucker is discovered by her parents reading an advertised novel called "The Fate of Elizabeth." Her father appropriates it, and a few days later, when detained at home by a cold, he ... See full summary »

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Edwin Wallock ...
Mr. Tucker (as Ed Wallack)
Rose Evans ...
Mrs. Tucker
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Amy Tucker - the Daughter
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Amy Tucker is discovered by her parents reading an advertised novel called "The Fate of Elizabeth." Her father appropriates it, and a few days later, when detained at home by a cold, he picks up the book and finds it so interesting he hides it under his pillow for further reference. His wife finds it there, is duly shocked and conceals it in another place. Bridget, the cook, observing her mistress' interest in the book, takes it up and hides it in a place she knows about. She is so interested that she tears out pages and conceals them in her dress. Indeed she becomes so absorbed that she breaks a lot of crockery, and finally drops the book on the head of a passing tramp to escape discovery by her mistress. The various members of the Tucker family, observing that a dramatization of the novel is to be presented at a neighboring theater, all prepare to take in the opening night, each trying to keep it secret from the other. The various parties are horrified and astonished in turn to see ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 June 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary The Birth of a Butterfly (1913). See more »

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