The fairest maiden is crowned queen of the May Day festival and the dignitaries of the town, surrounded by the cheering populace, music and decoration, are on the huge platform to do her honor. She is entitled to marry the man of her heart with public celebration, and the next scene shows the joyous parade of the gaily attired townsfolk. The bridegroom, apparently beside himself with the joy of the grand occasion, soon after signifies a strong intention to accompany an aeronaut who is to make an ascension in a balloon. He makes his way to the fair grounds and jumps into the basket. Just as he is ascending his bride comes to the scene and attempts the hazardous task of joining her loved one. But she is a few seconds too late, for the aircraft goes with a jerk, and she finds herself caught by its dangling anchor, and thus she rides, struggling and squirming. The balloon goes high into the clouds and is seen sailing serenely along with what now seems a mere white speck hanging below. The...
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