Willie Buckland, a gypsy, tells his white friend the story of his life and incidentally explains why he and his wife always return each year to that same spot to hear the chimes in the village church. His face working with emotion he tells how, years before, he and little Jane, the gypsy maid were pals and sweethearts. How they grew up together, in the wild gypsy life, until his father died and he went to the city with money in his pockets; how he had met "The Painted Woman," how he spent his last cent on her, and then found she had conceived a pure love for him. Soon he felt the insistent call of the road, but he promises to stay with the woman until she dies, which will not be long, for she is failing rapidly. One night he stole out into the meadows outside the city, and stumbled upon Jane's camp. He heard her announce her love for him, and, filled with hope, returns to the city, where the Painted Woman dies in his arms. Penniless and ill, he wandered out into the street and thence ...
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