Captain Josiah Bartlett is the oracle of the village. He receives a note from his old pal, Sara Ruggles, telling him that his daughter Jenny refuses to marry a very worthy young fisherman, Dick Marlin, because he is too good. Sam and Dick arrive at the captain's home, who tells them that the way for Dick to make Jenny love him is for Dick to start on an apparent course of dissipation, and he advises Sam to forbid the match. He trots Dick off to the village "pub" and starts him drinking. He makes him try to sing songs on the village green and make a fool of himself generally. Sam contrives that Jenny shall see all this. He then pretends to fly into a rage and abuse Dick. Jenny gets sympathetic. Finally Dick whips the village bully, the butcher. Jenny goes to assure Dick of her friendship, when the latter, who gains confidence, seizes her in his arms and kisses her, proposes again and is accepted. Written by
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