A wealthy manufacturer was a harsh and unfeeling employer. He regarded his men as merely a part of the vast factory whose products were distributed throughout the world. The men's wages were small, and as the employer refused to grant an increase, a strike was called. The working men were no match for their stern employer. Their places were filled by others and day after day the strikers saw their families failing in health of insufficient food. The manufacturer's daughter, who has just passed sixteen, had always been shielded from the world, and regarded her father as the kindest and best of men. She had reason for her belief, for the finest traits of his character were displayed to her. A glimpse of the real world which she had never known was revealed to her when the gardener captured a ragged child whom he found picking flowers on the estate. The girl witnessed the scene and took the child into the house. There she learned the story of a starving family whose means of livelihood ...
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