John Wilson, in a New England small sized city, lived and carried on a manufacturing business. His family consisted of his beloved wife, Mary, his daughter, and a rather dissipated son, Jack. Things seemed to be growing worse with the boy, so, after due consideration, Wilson decided if his dissipation continued he would send him away to try and make a man of himself. It did continue and the night finally arrived when he was going to order him away. Mother and daughter had been told but their pleadings were useless. Jack came home under the influence of liquor and the father, unable to stand it longer, ordered him to leave and remain away until he amounted to something. As Jack started to go the mother's love for the weak one quickly showed itself. She begs him to do better, to redeem himself, not by word but by slipping an envelope into his hands on which were written words to that effect. Jack mistakes it for a check and gladly takes it. The next day we see him about to go away. He ...
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