Among a group of little girls dancing to a street piano, one attracts the attention of a sweet, old master of the art of dancing, and he gives her tickets to the theater and her first opportunity of seeing professional work in this line. When, after a lapse of some few years, he returns to the town, he finds that she has gone to work in the braid mill, but that her heart is still filled with the love of the poetry of motion and her work is a terrible drudgery in consequence. The old man's heart is touched and on talking with the girl he finds that her mother has convinced her that dancing is a sin, consequently he presents his side of the argument, telling her that the gift is not one to be despised, but to be cultivated, and going to her home he makes her dance before her aunt and finally her mother. The latter, who had known dancing only of the cruder sort, sees in her daughter's movement a beauty and simplicity, which opens her eyes to the possibilities of this art, and when the ...
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