My Boy

1
Midway between the im-
 measurable distance from
horizon to horizon, but
nearing the coveted shore
- America!

2
To some the voyage is
 merely an incident -

3
To others the event of
      a lifetime.

4
One of the passengers.

5
"There's a sad case. That
 boy's father was killed in
 France and his mother died
 when we were two days out."

6
Miss Liberty - the traffic
   cop of the Port of
        New York.

7
Ellis Island - where
 immigrants are told
where they get off -
and if.

8
Ma Pinkusowitz and her
 eight children who came
over third-class - because
there was no fourth.

9
Captain Bill, a former
    ship's master.

10
"Well, Inspector, have you
 got a job for a young
    feller like me?"

11
"Hello, Doc! Fine weather
 we're having - but accordin'
 to my rheumatism it's going
          to rain."

12
"If I had my say I'd
 keep those kids out
      of here!"

13
"There is one that will have
 to be deported - the mother
 died on board and his father
    was killed in France."

14
"Come on, Sonny."

15
"Sh-h! I must cover the
  baby - she's sleeping."

16
"O. K.  Pass mother and
    eight children."

17
Thus the boy thwarted
 fate - and the Immi-
  gration officials.

18
Future builders of
    the nation.

19 [text grows from small type to large
    in intertitles #19 to 25 inclusive]
"Der's Izzy -"

20
"And Abey -"

21
"And Jakey -"

22
"And Rachel -"

23
"And Solly -"

24
"And Sammy -"

25 [large question mark dissolves 
    in, superimposed over text]
"AND -"

26
"Mama - I don't remember
        dis one!"

27
"Are you looking for
    me, Captain?"

28
"Can I leave my bundle here
      till to-morrow?"

29
"What made you follow me?"

30
"You can't stay here -
 the Inspectors will be
   looking for you."

31
"Please don't tell them
       I'm here!"

32
"Bill, I know where you 
  might strike a job."

33
"Where did you find your
       new mate?"

34
"I didn't find him, he found
 me. He's wanted at Ellis
 Island and I'm going to take
        him back."

35
"You'd better have the rent
   when I come back or -"

36
In her home, the wealthy
 Mrs. J. Montague Blair
holds a consultation with
her lawyer over a
serious problem.

37
"I did not receive the letter
 until after the boat arrived,
 and upon inquiry learned
 that the boy had disappeared."

38
"I will have a thorough search
 made at once, Mrs. Blair."

39
"He must be found - spare
 no expense - that boy is
        all I have!"

40
"I'll take you back after I
 get the job. If that rent
 man comes, tell him I've
     gone to - China."

41
Making a clean start
  in a new country.

42
"We've searched everywhere
 and have found no trace of
       the Blair boy."

43
The same story - too 
     old to work.

44
"You sit still, Captain - I
    just love to work."

45
"Pack your things - I'm going
      to take you back."

46
"Well, all right, you can stay
 a little longer, but they're
      sure to find you."

47
Worried!

48
"No more alibis - if he's not
 on the Island, search the city!"

49
Mrs. Blair arranges a
  children's party at
the settlement house
   endowed by her.

50
"Every mother in the neighbor-
 hood loves you for your
 kindness to the children."

51
"I only hope that someone,
 somewhere, is doing the
 same for my own dear little 
        grandson."

52
"Here are the tickets for the
 party. Please see that no
   child is overlooked."

53
"Hello, little boy. Here's a
 ticket to our party. Be sure
 to come - you'll have a
        nice time."

54
Rheumatism puts the 
 Captain in dry 
dock.

55
"'Tain't my tongue, doc -
      it's my back."

56
"Have this prescription filled."

57
"Toast won't do - you must
   have nourishing food."

58
"I can't have the medicine -
    I haven't the money."

59
The drug store is near
 at hand but the price
      is far away.

60
"All I want is my share!"

61
"Here - give this to
    your father!"

62
The party begins at the
   settlement house.

63
"There was a fly on 
     your nose."

64
"I don't want to go to
 the party - I'd rather
  stay here with you."

65
"Captain Davy left something
 for you - it's in the second
           drawer."

66
"Oh, yes - he's still in
         China."

67
"Marie, drive to the caterer's
 and get some more ice cream."

68
"Can you show me where
  Captain Bill lives?"

69
"You have a boy here who
 escaped from Ellis Island."

70
"Oh, he was here - but
      he's gone."

71
"Don't go now, dear,
 stay for the ice cream
      and cake."

72
"My hand-bag is missing"

73
"Has any little boy or girl
 taken anything that doesn't
      belong to them?"

74
"Any of you know where
   that kid lives?"

75
"If you hear anything of him
   be sure to let us know."

76
"I'm a government officer -
 that boy is going with me."

77
"He's going with me - he
 stole a lady's hand-bag!"

78
"Did you take the lady's
       hand-bag?"

79
"If he didn't take it why
       did he run?"

80
"Don't be afraid, dear, tell
 me - why did you run away?"

81
"The doctor said the Captain
 should have nourishing food."

82
"Madam, I took the bag to
  pay for the ice cream!"

83
"I'm so sorry! Take this and
 buy the Captain what he
          needs."

84
"Say, before I'd take a kid
 with a heart like that I'd
    give up my uniform!"

85
"It's my duty - the entire
 Immigration Department is
 looking for Jackie Blair."

86
"Jackie - Blair!"

87
"Why - he's my grandson!"

88
"I'll be responsible for
 him to the Immigration
      authorities."

89
"My boy!"


THE END


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