A rich man buys a doll with which to surprise his motherless child on her birthday. The child overhears her father instruct the nurse where to hide it until the birthday arrives. The temptation is too great for the child and she takes it outside of the house. Her neighbor, the daughter of a poor washerwoman, falls in love with the doll. The rich girl's father calls her and she, fearful lest he will discover that she took the doll, leaves it in the keeping of the poor girl. But the poor girl under no consideration is to touch the doll. The poor girl watches, but the rich girl does not return. She is tempted to fondle the doll, but she remembers her promise. By and by the rain begins pouring down, hut the child remains at her post and protects the doll with her apron. The outcome is that the poor girl contracts pneumonia. The rich man finds out too late of the poverty of his little neighbor and when his little girl takes her prettiest doll to the sick child, she receives it with just ...
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