Regeneration

1 
Owen's mother, passing grate-
fully on to another and, we
believe, happier world, leaves
ten-year old Owen to fight
his way as best he can in
this.
Owen --- John McCann.

2
       Across the hall.
        ____________

Jim Conway --- James Marcus
Maggie Conway --- Maggie Weston

3
"The kid's alone now.
I'm going to bring 
him in here."

4
Owen makes himself
generally useful.
     __________

  On sentry duty.

5
"Hey! The old man's
drunk again!"

6
And so the days pass 
in the only environ-
ment he knows.

7
"Come on up, the old
gal will be tickled
to see yer!"

8
And then years pass and Owen
still lives in a world where might 
is right --- and where the prizes
of existence go to the man
who has the most daring in
defying the law, and the quickest
fist in defending his own rights.

Owen, at seventeen --- H. McCoy.

9
Owen's twenty-fifth year
finds him a leader of the
gang, by virtue of a
complete assortment of the
virtues the gangsters most
admire.
Owen, at twenty-five
   -- Rockcliffe Fellowes.

10
Skinny, one of the gang
   --- William Sheer.

11
"Buy the drinks!"

12
While, like all proverbial
new brooms, the recently
elected district attorney
resolves to sweep the
city clean.

Ames --- Carl Harbaugh

13
Marie Deering, whose
butterfly existence has
hidden, even from her-
self, the knowledge of
her nobler qualities.

Marie --- Anna Q. Nilsson

14
Eight-thirty at the
Deering home, where
the district attorney
is a frequent and
welcome visitor.

15
Eight-thirty 
at Grogan's.

16
"I notice you have 
announced to the press
the beginning of your 
war against the gangsters."

17
"Really, though, they must
be awfully interesting 
people. I'd love to
see one!"

18
"Very well. If you like,
I'll take you this 
evening to a place
where you can see 
a lot of them."

19
"I think we'd better be 
getting out of here."

20
"It's right down here 
that schools and 
hospitals -- and friends 
are needed! Charity 
begins at home -- 
right in this town!"

21
A few moments at Grogan's, and
the passing words of a strange 
speaker -- and to Marie Deering
comes an awakening to the
duty she owes her fellowmen.
As worker in a settlement in the
gangsters' district, her gentle
spirit finds that the days pass
in true happiness.

22
The treat of the season.
     _____________

  The settlement's 
  annual outing.

23
Noon.

24
Evening.

25
And afterward.

26
All the kiddies
were saved.

27
One of the constantly 
recurring problems 
of the workers at the 
settlement-- the
domestic troubles of
the Flahertys.

28
"Send Owen. He's the
guy who'll bring the
kid."

29
A new world -- wherein
Owen finds education,
inspiration and -- love.

30
Owen's unaccountable
desertion was the wonder
of the gang, which had
speedily elected Skinny
to take his place.
     _____________

   Some weeks later.

31
"Give up this life, Marie.
What is its attraction?
Won't you come back 
to the world where you 
belong?"

32
"Lose his Royal
Highness -- quick!"

33
"Hide me, Owen --
I knifed a cop!"

34
"Don't forget he ----"

35
"That's a lie!
There warn't nobody
with me!"

36
"Very fine and loyal,
my boy, but you can't
save your friend, and
you have lost what-
ever chance you had
-- with her."

37
"I guess it's all right 
to tell you where he 
is. He's upstairs."

38
"Go back, my boy, and
keep up the good work.
We are proud of you."

39
The journey
homeward.

40
"She lies here, this girl o'mine, but
her soul, the noblest and purest 
thing I ever knew, lives on in me.
It was she, my Mamie Rose, who
taught me that within me was a
mind and a God-given heart. She
made of my life a changed thing
and never can it be the same again!"

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