Mrs. Brown, who is a widow, finds it a rather difficult matter to clothe and feed her large family of children, so when she becomes acquainted on the beach with Captain Jenks she is not slow in inviting him to her house. That evening the Captain calls with an engagement ring. He asks the widow to become his wife, but just as he is accepted Mrs. Brown's numerous offspring come running into the room. Upon being told that they are her children the Captain nearly faints and does not know how to break the engagement. He consults his friend Squills, who tells him to borrow a number of the children from the neighborhood and call upon Mrs. Brown, saying that they are his. He follows the idea to the letter and Mrs. Brown is surprised. The children not only fight with one another, but tear up the place, whereupon Mrs. Brown gives back to Jenks his ring. He leaves the widow in a joyful mood, thanks to his friend Squills. Written by
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Survives in the Library of Congress; listed as Captain Jack's Dilemma. See more