A fireman's happy home. The wife and husband, with their little daughter, to all appearances are perfectly happy. As the hour for him to report for duty nears, the husband kisses his wife ... See full summary »

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A fireman's happy home. The wife and husband, with their little daughter, to all appearances are perfectly happy. As the hour for him to report for duty nears, the husband kisses his wife and baby good-bye and leaves the house. Her work finished, the wife goes out, takes a seat on a bench nearby and reads, the little girl playing about. A sporty looking man comes along, sits on the bench beside the woman and starts reading a paper. As the child passes by, the man offers her some peanuts, hoping by this means to strike up a conversation with the woman. He succeeds, they talk awhile, then visit an ice cream parlor, the man making himself very agreeable. A short time passes, and returning to the modest home we find conditions altered. The housework and the child are neglected. The sporty chap enters and is greeted affectionately by the faithless woman. They imbibe freely from a bottle of liquor, are sitting on the sofa, when footsteps warn them of the husband's return. The sport runs ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 October 1908 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with The Professor's Trip to the Country; or, A Case of Mistaken Identity (1908). See more »

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