One night he called at her humble home to take her to dinner. As he rang the bell a voice came from upstairs.
"Let him in, Mother."
"Be down in a minute, Charlie," called the girl.
The mother returned to the kitchen, where Chaplin overheard her talking to a man. He remained alone in the "front parlor."
Presently Hotsy Totsy came downstairs.
"Well, I'm all ready for the eats, Kiddo," she said.
After riding for several blocks Chaplin asked, "Did your mother know who I was?"
"Sure, Kiddo," I told her your'd be calling and to let you in. She hardly ever comes in the front room--sits back there and talks to dad. They should worry a lot and build a house about who calls on me! I got 'em trained different."
Hotsy Totsy was long a favorite with the comedian.