Tell Your Children (1923)

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Two young people, boy and girl, just entering manhood and womanhood respectively, met in a country village, fell in love, and, following opposition from their parents ran away to get married. Natural instincts had aroused queries as to the facts of life, in their minds, queries which on being spoken aloud were immediately repressed by narrow-minded people, with results that the two youngsters faced life together in perfect innocence and ignorance with no one to guide them away from the path of disaster and sorrow. On account of their youth, the protecting conventionality of marriage was refused them, and the inevitable result was a distressing experience for all concerned. To add to the distress of the youngsters, they were separated by the selfish social ambitions of the girl's mother, and the crime of withholding knowledge had a tragis development.

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