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Clure, for the sake of his family kept up appearances, even though he found himself on the verge of bankruptcy. Hale, his confidential clerk, is just conferring with Clure when his wife and daughter enter. Mrs. Clure asks her husband for money. He gives her his last dollar and smilingly kisses her good-bye. Hardly has she gone when Clure drops to the floor, and before help can be brought dies of heart disease. There is consternation in the house when Mrs. Clure learns that she and her daughter have nothing to live from. She begs Hale to keep the news from Erna, which he promises. Mrs. Clure sells all her household goods with the understanding that they remain in her use while Erna is courted by a rich young man. The faithful clerk pays the rent unknown to Mrs. Clure. Mrs. Clure is embroidering. While her daughter is enjoying herself at balls and parties, she is sitting at home working to earn a living. The Mother discovers that the faithful clerk pays the interest on her furniture and... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 August 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with Wifey Away, Hubby at Play (1909). See more »

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