The incidents of this beautifully pathetic and romantic picture occurred at the time of Napoleon Bonaparte. Comte de Charney is sentenced to life imprisonment for political conspiracy. In the same prison, Girhardi, an Italian, is confined. He has a beautiful daughter named Theresa, who visits her father and sees de Charney exercising in the prison yard. She is sympathetic and looks upon the Count as an interesting and attractive person. Her eyes follow him as he bends over the pavements of the yard to examine two tiny green leaves which are springing up in the crack between the pavements and hears him exclaim, "Picciola," or "little flower." The plant seems to take a deep hold upon the Count and day after day, during his recreation periods, its growth furnishes him with new thoughts and occupation as he carefully guards and cultivates it in its development, and when his time for exercising is up he leaves it with hesitancy and regret. Theresa, in her visits to her father, from time to...
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