A young widow is compelled because of her poverty to leave her only child, a little daughter, at a charitable institution, while she hunts for work. The child, punished because of some minor infraction of the rules, runs away, and takes refuge with a kindly old couple, who being childless, welcome and finally adopt her. In the meantime the mother receives word from the asylum authorities that the little one has been lost and that everything indicates that she was drowned. The mother, alone in the world, has just secured a position in the chorus of a musical show, and tries to drown her sorrows in a life of gaiety. Ten years later, a theatrical manager who stops by chance at a farmhouse, is charmed by the voice and beauty of a young girl he sees there. He offers her an engagement in one of his attractions, and the girl, dazzled by the thought of a life on the stage, gladly consents, and later appears in the city. The mother is a member of the same chorus, and at first laughs at the new...
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