For Sale is a Full Page removed from "The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, April 5th, 1913," showing 2 Photographs from "The Greatesr Wish," by E. Temple Thurston, at the Gaiety Theatre.
Father O'Leary (Mr. Arthur Bourchier), Mrs. Parfitt (Miss Henrietta Watson), Pinchers (Mr. Thomas Sidney), Mrs. Coburn (Miss Beatrice May).
a- The top picture represents he moment when the baby "Peggy"- who has just been left in the priest's chapel by its mother on the way to death in the river-is brought into the presbytery. Father O'Leary gloats over it, his childless housekeeper-widowed, frosty, but kindly-grasps it jealously, the woman who cleans the chapel looks on with envy, and even Pinchers, the muffin-man, has yearnings of fatherhood aroused, for "The Greatest Wish in the World" is to have children to care for.
b- The lower picture is of the sacristy. It is seventeen years later, and Peggy, grown to beauty and led to think her true love false, has gone to the Ursuline Convent where she is on the point of renouncing the world. Father O'Leary is being urged by his housekeeper to prevent their darling being lost to them in this way, and as the Father is a man of the world first and a priest afterwards, he contrives to accomplish by strategy what he dares not openly do.