The Ocean Waif

1   
Doris Kenyon as Millie Jessop.

2
Carlyle Blackwell as Ronald Roberts.

3
Edgar Norton as Hawkins.

4
William Morris as Hy Jessop.

5
Fraunie Fraunholz as Sem.

6
Ronald Roberts, the young novelist
on board the Steam Yacht Seagull,
  receives a wireless message.

7
"Hawkins, pack my grips, we're going
       ashore this evening."

8
Ronald sends a message to his 
          fiancee.

9
Hy Jessop, Millie's foster father.

10
Millie Jessop, the Ocean Waif.

11
"What d'yer mean by staying out so long.
   What d'yer think I keep yer for?"

12
"You beast! You'll never see me here again!"

13
A refuge.

14
"Perhaps I could stay here tonight."

15
"Captain, I've got to write another book.
Can you find me a quiet romantic spot
  where I can get an inspiration?"

16*
Ronald and Hawkins
find lodging in a
   nearby inn.

17
"Don't worry, Hawkins, it's only for
            one night."

18
Next morning Ronald investigates
   the village surroundings.

19*
"There's a queer old place near here that 
belonged to Colonel Sumner, who died five
years ago. They say its haunted by his 
           daughter's ghost."

20
"Just the place. I'll take it."

21
A voyage of discovery.

22
"Spooky kind of a place, sir. Looks as bad
as the Inn. I think you'd be much better
    on the yacht, sir. Really I do."

23*
Helpless in the kitchen.

24
"I'll make her pay for this."

25
The haunted house.

26*
"H'excuse me, sir, but
are you going to write
your new book in this
'orrible place, sir?"

27*
Hawkins is greeted ---
 and warned --- by a
   local fisherman.

28
"Say, matey, wouldn't the boss like some
            nice fresh fish?"

29
"Have you heard about the ghost that
        haunts this house?"

30*
"I knew it, sir. This is a 
  bad place, sir. It has
      a lady ghost."

31*
  "If you find her,
Hawkins, introduce me."

32*
"But they're perfectly 
   fresh fish. The
 fisherman said so."

33
Hunger forces Millie to action.

34
"Hawkins, you've been drinking."

35
"No sir, not a drop today, sir."

36*
Ronald decides to
 go for a swim.

37*
"Your bathing suit is 
gone. It must be that 
  bally ghost, sir."

38*
   Ronald finds the 
"ghost's" wet clothes.

39
"Hawkins, our ghost has been taking a
               bath."

40
Direct from producer to consumer.

41*
Lacking inspiration.

42
            NIGHT.
When all is peace and beauty sleeps
Genius wakes and the robber creeps.

43
"Come out, Miss Ghost or I'll shoot."

44
"Let me see whether you're real flesh."

45
"Now tell me where you come from?"

46*
  "I have run away from
Hy Jessop, my foster father.
When I was a baby he found 
   me on the seashore."

47
"That's your ghost, Hawkins. Isn't she
               pretty?"

48
"'Cast Up by the Sea!' The very thing for
      my story. 'The Ocean Waif.'"

49
All night Ronald works on his new 
              story.

50
"Hawkins, this is the best story I have 
            ever written."

51
"The girl was as beautiful as a rose---"

52
"Advancing through the blackness he heard
              a scream---"

53
"He lifted the stone. There lay the skeletons
            of a dozen men---"

54*
  "He turned and beside him
stood a beautiful girl clad in
  the robes of long ago---"

55*
 Hawkins saves 
Millie from harm.

56*
 Sem is heartbroken to
see Millie and Ronald's
  growing affection.

57
Cupid lurks in the shadows of the
        big living room.

58
"Tell me about yourself. I am sure you're a
       prince and live in a castle."

59
"That is my fiancee. She is coming to 
              see me."

60*
Distraught by the news of
  Ronald's engagement,
    Millie runs away.

61
"Let me have a package. Same calibre as
                these."

62
"Can you tell us where Ronald Roberts
                lives?"

63
"She is only an ocean waif whom I am 
             protecting."

64
"Is kissing part of the protection?"

65*
"I trust you will accept 
 Mr. Robert's affection
paternally. We are to be 
   married you know."

66*
The homecoming.

67
"Slick looking kid. She's a woman now
        and I ain't her father."

68
"You aint afraid of me, are you?"

69
"Now you know as I aint your father.
Suppose you and me goes and gets married."

70
"Why not?"

71
"That fellow Roberts will find mighty little
           to shoot around here."

72
"Your gun was just fired and you must
have been right outside when Jessop was
                killed."

73
"I'll have to arrest you."

74*
  "Mother, I have a 
surprise for you. I am
engaged to the Count."

75
A life in the balance.

76*
The sheriff gives
    evidence.

77
While the jury deliberates.

78*
 Millie visits Sem and 
wearily pleads her case.

79*
 "Sem, it will break my 
heart if he is convicted. I
 am sure he is innocent."

80*
  Sem writes a note
confessing the murder
and delivers it to the 
     courthouse.

81
"Give this to the Judge."

82*
   "In view of this new 
evidence, the court sustains
the motion of the defendant
   and he is discharged."

83*
Shortly thereafter,
Sem kills himself.

84
The silver lining.

THE END





* = Reconstructed title

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