Our story opens with a scene on Fifth Avenue, New York, in the neighborhood of 34th Street, where a small crowd is gathered about Papita, a little street singer, who stands holding her father's hand, singing to the assembled men and boys. Suddenly Papita's father falls and upon the arrival of the ambulance it is discovered that he has died from heart failure. Carl, a young musician, who has been attracted by Papita's singing, observes the plight of the little street singer, and takes her to his home, where the exquisite quality of her voice impresses both Carl and his mother. Ten years pass by and the voice of the little street singer continues to improve. Carl finally decides to take her to a great vocal teacher. After a few months under the instruction of the master, Papita makes her appearance in the drawing-room of a rich patron of music. The wonderful promise of the fair singer impresses them all and Mrs. Burleigh, a lady of means, offers to give Papita a musical education abroad...
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