The story itself is laid in the provincial district of France, and reveals that stern law which gives the French parent command and control over the life and will of his child. The heart of a little French peasant girl has gone out to a young barrister, whom she worships and who worships her with all the holy loyalty of a noble love, but centuries of custom force their cruel way between them, and the girl is compelled to bow down to her father's will. Al the signing of the marriage contract we are shown her heart in all its sufferings. Time passes, and twenty years later we sec the result of a father's law. Annette, the daughter, has married her father's choice, a coarse, cruel brute; her life is crushed. The only gleam of joy that lights up her face is when her eyes rest upon her son, her boy. She worships him, but ere the day closes the awful truth is revealed to her that her boy is a thief! Mlle. Morin at this point reaches the supreme climax of the art of "Silent Drama." A moment ...
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