Carolyn Carter was the daughter of rich parents. Her mother was a typical worldly woman, a society leader, whose only aim in life was to dominate her social set and uphold her position in society. Little Carolyn was a warm-hearted child, whose sympathies were with children. In her early days she manifested this particularly, by her love of dolls, and her preference to play with them, dressing them and handling them as though they were really alive, and also, as she grew older, in making life pleasant for the little children in the neighborhood. As she grew in beauty, her inclination toward children seemed to increase. She had no sympathy with her mother's social ambitions, and as a consequence she felt lonely in the great big house with all its wealth of magnificent furnishings, pictures, etc., and she really had no person to whom she could look for sympathy and whose tastes were in accord with her. Mrs. Carter finally satisfies one of her great ambitions, which is to marry Carolyn to a wealthy roué Fordyce, and Carolyn finds her maidenly thoughts and ideals rudely shattered. Her home conditions become unbearable; she runs away from home and obtains a divorce. In the locality where she finds refuge from the frauds and shams of society, Carolyn becomes acquainted with a handsome shepherd, a magnificent specimen of manhood, but wholly without education. He has always been a student of nature, and his education has been of the heart instead of the mind. The natural affiliation of the two instinctively affectionate beings, culminates in a romance which presents one of the most beautiful pictures ever produced. It is filled with heart interest, and is one of the most remarkable exposures of the fallacies of society life ever produced. Of course, they are married and Carolyn realizes her great ambition, a little child blesses their union.
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