This film shows the adventures of the tiniest tot in the Elmville orphanage, who one day wanders out through the open door into the big world and strays down the shady street until she becomes aware that it is high noon, that she is weary and hungry. Her little feet bring her to the door of a quaint old house, the residence of three old maids, Prue, Amanda and Priscilla. Of the three, the latter has in her heart the mother love and shows kindness to the kiddie, but precise Prue angrily orders her away, while the austere Amanda, seconds the motion concerning the child nuisance. Priscilla, however, prevails, gives the little one a bowl of bread and milk and after the simple repast, Agnes climbs into Prue's lap and goes to sleep. This warms the frosty maiden lady so mightily, that the maternal instinct rises and she refuses to allow the child to be taken away. Presently the matron of the orphanage appears, and takes little Agnes back with her. But Prue grieves almost insanely over her ...
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