To a fishing village comes Duke Mason, a young artist, to paint his prize picture. He meets Nell Jason, who falls in love with him, as he does with her. As he paints, she watches and finds fault with his picture so many times that he tells her to paint it, which she does. They become engaged. The picture is finally finished. He leaves Nell and tells her that he will return soon. In the city, the picture is a great success, bringing Mason money and friends. He forgets his little fisher-maiden and she waits in vain for his return. He left his paint, etc., with Nell when he went away, and to amuse herself, she paints. Her father is old, and she feels that she must do something to help along. She reads in a paper of an offer of $1,000 as first prize; $500, as second, etc., for a picture to be exhibited in an art gallery several months later. She decides to try for one of the prizes. The picture is finished and she names it "Calling." Mason tries for the prize, but his hand has lost its ...
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