A woodcutter says good-bye to his wife and child, and then goes off to work. After he has left, the mother leaves the child outside their cabin to play. Suddenly, an eagle swoops down and carries off the child. When the mother realizes what has happened, she runs to tell her husband. He and the other lumberjacks immediately set out to find and rescue the child.
Did You Know?
According to the note shown before this short film (appearing as a bonus feature on the "Orphans of the Storm" DVD in the "Griffith Masterworks" box set), "Henry B. Walthall is credited as the film's star, but D.W. Griffith actually plays the leading male role." See more