Ben, mamma's spoiled child, grows up to be a lazy boy and poses as a great student to get out of doing hard work that might fall to his share. His hard-working father often tries to correct his lazy habit, but mother will not allow her darling boy to be abused and invariably shields him until he becomes the personification of laziness. One day a pretty girl and her widowed mother move into the neighborhood. Ben becomes smitten with the girl and wafts on her and her mother hand and foot, but at home he refuses to raise a finger to help his mother and sister. Being anxious to ascertain where Ben spends his afternoons his father follows him to the widow's house and is astonished to see how useful the boy can make himself, as well as agreeable. The young lady's sweetheart calls on her and thinking Ben a chore boy, tips him for a service. This is an affront to Ben who dies into a rage and gives a grand display of ungovernable temper. The widow and her daughter become thoroughly disgusted ... Written by
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Edison Company production number 7275. See more