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A Telepathic Warning, the Story of a Child's Love for Her Father (1909)

During the Civil War a Down East family are seated about a large table. A little girl is playing on the floor with a doll. The day following the mother is in the garden watering the flowers... See full summary »

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During the Civil War a Down East family are seated about a large table. A little girl is playing on the floor with a doll. The day following the mother is in the garden watering the flowers, the child playing nearby when a Federal sergeant with a squad of soldiers halts outside the gate. The officer enters, talks to the mother, who is overcome at the sad news. The father is summoned, reads the contents of the document, accepts the inevitable, explains to the women that he has been drafted and must go to war. He gathers together a few necessaries, kisses the family good-bye and departs with the soldiers. Proceeding to the scene of action the sergeant is seen marching a squad through the clearing in the forest, the father of our previous scene the last of the party. They halt and the sergeant posts the Yankee as a sentry, and after giving him the countersign, marches off with the squad. The guard left alone, lights his pipe, sits on a stump and presently falls asleep. He dreams of home,... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 January 1909 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with He Went to See the Devil Play (1909). See more »

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