After taking a lot of abuse from his father (Guy Oliver), hunchback Bobby Stone (Jack Pickford) runs away and joins the circus. Bill Rogers, who runs the circus (Frank Clark), has a daughter, Ruth (Betty Nathan), who is blind. A romance develops between the two young people, and Ruth imagines Bobby to be strong and healthy. Rogers has saved up enough for an operation to restore Ruth's sight, but Bobby knows that it will mean the end to his romance, so he steals the money. His conscience gets the better of him, however, and he returns the money. He also admits to Ruth that he is a hunchback. Surprisingly, Ruth says that she doesn't care because his character is what matters. In 1917, John Gilbert and Enid Bennett starred in a film called A Princess of the Dark that was strikingly similar to this three-reeler.
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