For many years Rev. David Ellis has been pastor of the congregation of a village church. He has been loved by his flock and has seen it grow from a small number to a flourishing pastorate. The aged preacher has not kept pace with the times and the fact is noted by the members of one of the women's societies. The president, a society woman, has her ideas and decides that the old teacher should be replaced by a younger minister. It is decided to retire the old pastor on a pension and install his successor. Rev. Charles Montgomery arrives and the news is broken to Dominie Ellis at his home. The new minister is young, and a favorite with the women. His first sermon is listened to with interest and at the close he is congratulated. The old pastor is there and he wends his way out with his faithful wife. Reverend Ellis has one stanch friend, a sweet young girl of the village, and her mother becomes ill. The daughter meets the Reverend Mr. Montgomery as he is about to go motoring and ...
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