Mrs. Armstrong, having lost her child, is inconsolably unhappy. She passes a rather aimless existence. Even her devoted husband, who pays her constant attention, cannot take her out of that... See full summary »

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Mrs. Armstrong, having lost her child, is inconsolably unhappy. She passes a rather aimless existence. Even her devoted husband, who pays her constant attention, cannot take her out of that phlegmatic mood. One day she comes upon a policeman in the act of arresting a street urchin, a waif, a kid, who delights in street sports such as dice-throwing, leap frog and banana swiping from the "Ginny's" fruit stand. He is a wild boy, born and bred to the streets. The boy loves dirt and delights in mud. She rescues the waif from the arms of the law and tries to bring him up as she would have brought up her little boy, had he lived. She tries to make the boy comfortable and happy and she almost succeeds, but the boy meets on the street some of his former associates and they revile him with jeers and call him "Sissy," and mock at his fine clothes. The boy goes back home to his fine room. He is thoughtful and morose. He has not been comfortable in tight shoes and clean linen. He longed for his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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31 May 1912 (USA)  »

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