Imagine a happy family broken up by the persuasion of a wealthy man to the mother of the household. Riches finally conquer, a father is left childless; he goes on the downward path and in course of time loses his position, gets turned out of home for non-payment of rent and finally becomes a thief, robbing the safe of his former employer. He is caught in the act and serves fifteen years in the penitentiary for his crime. He is liberated, now nothing but a vagabond. He tries to find work, fails; he begs with no success; the want of food becomes predominant; he turns again to robbery, but this time he is led on by fate, for behold he has entered the home of his own daughter; recognition follows from a worn-out photo of his child that he has carried through all his sorrow. A happy ending to a true story.
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