Fritzi, the spoiled wife of a wealthy man, tires of her husband and carries on an intrigue with an idle fop. She is suddenly left without an aide, and as it is wash-day, she sends the nurse to find her a washwoman. Mrs. O'Hara, a poor but good and righteous woman has a baby which was born blind. She has struggled and saved to try and get enough money to have the baby's sight restored, but on visiting a renowned specialist, he advises her that it is possible for him to restore the sight of the baby, but that it would cost $400. She has only a quarter of this amount after months of hard labor, and is discouraged. The maid, in her wanderings, finds her and she accepts to do the family wash. While taking the clothes from the basket, she finds in a pocket in one of Fritzi's waists, a note making an appointment for that evening, providing her husband is away. It was necessary for the washwoman to bring the blind baby with her to do the work, as she had no one to leave it with. The child ...
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