The World and the Woman

1
Broadway the World's
great high-road of laughter
and tears, where dizzy gaiety
sparkles and black despair
turks away just around 
the corner.

2
The woman, a helpless 
victim of one unfortunate 
mistake, now stumbling
blindly toward 'the pit.'

Mary ..... JEANNE EAGELS

3
The most frivolous and
daring of entertainers--
were none too good
for the friends of James
Palmer........
      ......Thomas A. Curran

4
"Well--here's a forgotten
 letter from my housekeeper.
 I must attend to it."

5
"Do any of you ladies
 feel like shaking a
 broom instead of the
 shimmy?"

6
"I just saw a girl at
 the window - - and I
 think any kind of a job
 would look good to her."

7
"I'm giving a little party,
 and one of the ladies
 just left. Would you
 care to fill in?"

8
"How would you like
 a maid's job in the
 country?"

9
"No--nothing like
 that for me."

10
Harry Bradley, a man of
the World - - - worship-
ping no god but his own
pleasure - - - joins the
party .... Boyd Marshall

11
"I've changed my mind
 -- I'm not too good
 to be a servant."

12
"Goodbye, carfare!
 A Broadway woman
 never leaves the
 bright lights."

13
But he was wrong,
for Mary had dared
to raise her eyes to
the light of hope.

14
Anna Graham - - who
condoned the vices of
her employers as :the
usual weaknesses of a
young gentleman."....
     ........Carey Hastings

15
"I'm glad to see you -
 - I've been rather lonely."

16
The hush of Sunday
morning, when a peace-
ful World turns its
adoring face to Heaven.

17
"Isn't the country wonderful?
 It gives me the same
 solemn happiness that
 most people find only
 in church."

18
"Then you'll want to
 attend the services?"

19
"No -- I'm not that
 religious."

20
Let a woman's heart
be cosumed by flames,
and even its ashes will
glow responsive to the
appeal of childhood.

21
Little Dot Collins,
the darling of the
village .........
          Ethelmary Oakland

22
"Hello -- I like you,
 even if you are a
 big girl."

23
"You're coming to
play with me some-
time, aren't you?"

24
Samuel Collins and his
wife Martha -- strangers
to the mad pleasures
and reckless ruin of 
the World........

........ George L. Mason
........ Miriam Harris

25
"So you're the new girl
 at the Cedars? We've
 always been friendly
 with Mr. Palmer's people."

26
"Won't you come to
 church with us?"

27
A stern and bitter man,
gentle only to the
crippled wife he loves.

Jim Bayliss  ..... Wayne Arey
Julia, his wife .. Grace de Carlton

28
"My wife was crippled
 by one of Palmer's
 automobiles - - you
 can't expect me to meet
 anybody from there."

29
The humble worship of 
simple men and women,
whose faith has never
known the darkening
shadow of doubt.

30
We will sing
Come all ye
disconsolate.

31
High above all other
voices rises, pure as
a beam of light from
Heaven, the song of a
soul regained.

32
"Your singing is wonderful
 -- we hope to enjoy it
 every Sunday."

33
"Do come and see us
 - the little one is so
 happy with you."

34
When sin and sorrow
seem only evil dreams.

35
"Your walk has certainly
 done you good. Where
 did you go?"

36
"I went to church - -
 and I am happier now."

37
"It shows in your face.
 Mr. Palmer will be sure
 to notice your prettiness
 when he comes."

38
In the sunshine of
perfect peace the
Woman's gift of love
returns to her.

39
But the World is 
greedy of pleasure
and jealous of con-
tentment.

40
"My best wishes for a
 jolly time, sir."

41
"Just a minute,
 little one."

42
"Come back and be
 sociable."

43
"The laugh is on me,
girls - - but I'm not
through yet."

44
One place where 
sympathy and kindliness
have never been denied.

45
"--so I can't go back 
 --and I have nowhere
 else to go."

46
"But you can't take me
 in. I - - I'm not fit."

47
"Mary is coming to
 live with us, dear."

48
 When quiet evening
brings the reunion 
of fathers and their
families.

49
"The housework is really 
too hard for me--and
Dot loves her so."

50
So true happiness
comes, and innocent
gaiety is reborn in
the modest parties
of her new friends.

51
"You were a bad girl
 -- you climbed out of bed."

52
"But I'll forgive you -
 - if you'll promise to be
 good and go to sleep."

53
"Do you remember how
 well I danced--before
 my accident?"

54
"We can only leave
 her in quiet until the
 crisis is passed---
 and hope for the best."

55
 Waiting while the
slow minutes passed
by on leaden feet.

56
"Just believe you can
 sit up, darling - - and
 you will."

57
"Mary prayed for her
 - - and she's recovering!"

58
"It's beyond science --
 beyond my understanding."

59
"Just by faith - - she
 cured my little girl!"

60
"I've been crippled for
 years, but perhaps you
 can help me."

61
"Who knows -- if only
 we both have faith?"

62
"Julia's has the best
 possible doctorin'--
 this foolishness will
 only dissapoint her."

63
Science is skeptic of the
healing power of belief; yet
thousands testify to its mirac-
ulous cures. Mary inspired
the same faith that made
the lame man take up his
bed and walk, and to her
came the human wreckage
of her little World.

64
"I can help you only
 if you believe in me."

65
"Have faith, now, in
 yourself - - and you
 will find that you can
 move your paralized hand."

66
There are some men so
intolerant of purity that
they delight to stamp
on a flower or crush a
woman's soul.

67
"I want to speak
 with you - - alone."

68
"If you have no servant's
 work to do - - and all
 the good things of life 
 a woman wants - - will
 you come back?"

69
"Your letter aroused
 my curiosity. So she
 has become a faith
 healer!"

70
 When the light of 
the World fades in 
the western sky.

71
"There must be more 
power in the human soul
than I ever thought --
if you can do these 
miracles."

72
"As long as these people
 trust me, I can help
 them. Don't destroy their
 faith in me."

73
"I came to scoff -- but
 I remain to pray for
 my own worthiness."

74
"That was the woman 
you ran down three 
years ago. I never told 
her husband you were 
to blame."

75
"You remember he refused
 the money you left --
 swore he would take no
 payment but your life?"

76
Half convinced by Mary's 
cures, Jim Bayliss finally
decides to permit his 
wife a trial.

77
"Once I did you the
 greatest wrong a man
 can do. Will you
 forgive me now?"

78
"We're going back to
 the city today. You're
 coming along."

79
"Oh, yes - - you are.
 Refuse, and I'll tell
 these people just 
 who you are!"

80
"She says she's going
 to stay here-but I'll
 attend to that."

81
"If you will only believe
 in me and my power 
 to help you - - you
 can be cured."

82
"After all the doctors
 have failed, your wife's
 faith in this woman is
 something of a joke!"

83
"I can't help her - - 
 my power is gone --
 broken by the evil 
 in this house!"

84
"Why did she promise
 to cure my wife if she
 can't? She's no good,
 she's a fake!"

85
"Will you go with me--
 or shall I tell?"

86
"How could anybody have
 faith in her - - a woman
 with a past?"

87
"Will you marry me, 
 Mary?"

88
"Do you remember 
 Harry Bradley -- the
 woman's friend?"

89
"He was out in one 
 of my cars the day
 your wife was injured.
 He came back strangely
 excited - - and one
 of the fenders was
 crumpled -- -- --"

90
"Not here - - you'd be
 caught - - you'd buy
 revenge with your own
 life. Get him alone--
 up in the mountains."

91
Driven back to the 
fields and woods where 
she had first found 
God.

92
"There he goes now --
 looking for her. Tell
 him you know where
 she is!"

93
"Do you see that 
 misshapen mockery of
 a human being? That
 is my wife -- -- the
 woman I love."

94
"You crippled her and
 turned our love to
 grief. I refused your
 money then   but now
 you're going to pay!"

95
As faith may be slain
by an evil tongue, so
through the belief of
a trusting heart it can
be reborn again.

96
"I couldn't go without
 trying to help you."

97
"Your man - - I left
 him on the hill top -
 -- hurt."

98
Driving away, as only
an angel could do,
the bitterness of his 
hour of punishment.

99
"There must be some
 place for me to do
 a little good."

100
"Let me take you back
 to the world as my
 wife -- with such a
 Woman to guide me,
 even I might become
 a man worth while."

THE END


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