"Nothing for you today," was what the girl heard in each theatrical office and agency where she applied for an engagement. Weary and despairing, she at last called at a theater where a Shakespearean star was rehearsing. The doorkeeper rudely rebuffed her, but fortunately the star's attention was attracted, and he went up and talked to her. The actor was a good-hearted chap, and his sympathy was aroused. He "tried her out," and as she made good, a regular position was given her. She did not become his leading lady, because she did not have the ability. As an actress she was just ordinary, but she was sweet and pretty and won the heart of a most presentable young millionaire, who was extremely happy when she consented to become his bride. Some years later, on her return from a long trip abroad, the former actress was shocked to learn that the star was in financial difficulties. The public no longer cared for Shakespeare. The woman called on her one-time employer and found him starving ...
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