Oliver Stetson, the son of Walter Stetson, is a typical young man who is fond of pleasure without vicious habits. One night Oliver lingers too long at the pool table and on going home is ... See full summary »
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Oliver Stetson, the son of Walter Stetson, is a typical young man who is fond of pleasure without vicious habits. One night Oliver lingers too long at the pool table and on going home is turned adrift by his father. He goes from his home without money and gradually assumes the dress and habits of a nomad, roaming around the country. Footsore and weary, he reaches a small village. He enters a shoe store to steal a pair of shoes and is apprehended by the proprietor, Alanson Erwin, instead of turning the unfortunate over to the law, the shoe dealer equips Oliver with a presentable suit of clothing, shoes, etc., and gives him a small sum of money. He writes Oliver's name on a card and bids him goodbye. Oliver flourishes, but his benefactor meets with business reverses and is at last forced to forge a name to a check to obtain money to buy the necessaries of life. He finds the name of Oliver on the card and resolves to use same. Presenting the check at the bank, it is at once recognized by... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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There is something about the check not explained
4 June 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The story explaining why the check was good was told by a business man to a bank president. The business man's name was on it, but it looked like a forgery. The poor old man who had presented it was kept waiting and the signer was asked to come to the bank. He found an old friend and benefactor in the old man and after he had had the teller cash the check, he tells the story. It is a very human and interesting story and, for the most part, is clear and well drawn. Just why the check came into being was not clear to his reviewer. The maker of it had been, it seems, the business man's father, of same name perhaps, and had handed it to his son when he cast him adrift for playing pool. The son went through a year of very hard luck, but never cashed the check. He was caught stealing by a shoe man, who when he heard his story clothed and fed him. Before he left the shoe man. he slipped the check in his pocket. He became a successful man. The shoe man became very poor. At length, remembering the check, he changed it in some way and tried to cash it in. This brought the business man to the bank where he meets his old friend. There is something about the check not explained, but enough is told to be interesting. - The Moving Picture World, December 23, 1911


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