A Slave's Devotion (1913) HD online
A Slaveu0027s Devotion
Harry G. Stafford
Col. Trent speculates in cotton and loses, and is compelled to borrow $1,500 from Beal, for which he gives his I. O. U. payable in one month. Edith Trent is in love with John Craig. Beal is determined to win her, and his loans to her father are made with the idea of getting Col. Trent in his power, Trent is forced to sell three negro slaves, among them his faithful Jim. Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as president of the United States, and rumors of impending war create much excitement. Beal buys the three slaves, and takes them to his plantation. Trent continues gambling, and Beal refuses to advance him any more money, until his notes have been paid. The war breaks out and Beal demands payment of his notes. He agrees to cancel the indebtedness if Trent will persuade Edith to marry him, which proposition is indignantly declined by Trent. Edith overhears the conversation, and to save her father promises to marry Beal. She writes to Craig: "Dear John: Circumstances over which I have no ...
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