A young count is giving a dinner, and to amuse his guests, he takes them to a gypsy encampment, where some of the gypsy girls dance to entertain the young men. The count is attracted by one the gypsies and falls in love with her. A little later the girl sees the count drive to his wedding with the daughter of a neighboring aristocrat, and she returns sorrowfully to her own people. Five years elapse, and some gypsies call on the count when he is sitting with his wife and little daughter and ask for alms. He sends them away angrily, and they, in revenge, return and kidnap the child, who is taken to the gypsy encampment. The gypsy girl recognizes the child by the father's locket which it is wearing, and when the gypsies are asleep, she slips out intending to return the child to its parents. The gypsies pursue, but the girl hurries across the stream and safely reaches the count's estate. She finds the sorrowing parents and the father is filled with contrition on discovering that the woman...
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