Synopsis by Janiss Garza
When she played this Peg O' My Heart-type character, Bessie Love was 20 -- still very young, but nevertheless rather old to play a youngster. But like other silent stars -- Mary Pickford and Mary Miles Minter, to name a couple -- she pulls it off. Joseph Stagg (Charles Elder) is the leading merchant of the small village of Sunrise Cove. Although he was once engaged to Amanda Parlow (Charlotte Mineau), the daughter of the town's carpenter, he has never married and Aunt Rose Kennedy (Eunice Moore) runs his home. Stagg's sister and husband are lost at sea, and he is asked to care for their child, Carolyn May Cameron (Love). Carolyn and her dog Prince show up and proceed to change Stagg's life. The girl meets Amanda and befriends her. They go off on a vacation together and are trapped in a forest fire, though Stagg saves both of them and renews his romance with Amanda. They finally wed, and soon Carolyn begins to feel neglected, so she runs away back to her old home in Harlem. Stagg and Amanda come searching for her, and after they find her, they discover more good news -- her parents have been found, alive and safe.
child, drowning, girl, love, lover, orphan, parent