The story is very simple and direct, merely that of a young Irish lad who leaves the old country to seek his fortune in the new. His little sweetheart he leaves behind in care of her old granny, promising to return to her later on. We are given all the details of the young Irishman's trip abroad, including scenes in mid-ocean in the steerage of the Baltic; his arrival at the Castle Garden and then some bits of his career in New York concluding with his successful entrance into politics and his election as a Tammany Alderman. Of course, it would not be a real Irish drama if the young hero did not go back to Ireland just in time to save his Colleen from eviction, but the realism of the real Irish scenes makes this feature of the story remarkably convincing.
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