Jed Bascom and his wife, who live in the Middle Atlantic States, where the winters are noted for their severity, are about tired of the cold and snow. One evening, after Jed has put in a ... See full summary »

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Jed Bascom and his wife, who live in the Middle Atlantic States, where the winters are noted for their severity, are about tired of the cold and snow. One evening, after Jed has put in a hard day's work on the farm, and has arrived home with an armful of wood, he receives a prospectus and reading matter concerning Tropical Farms. He answers the letter and tells the real estate men that he will come on as a prospective purchaser. Skin & Dolle, the real estate men, who are land sharks, upon receiving Jed's reply decide to fix up a fake fruit farm on one of the worthless pieces of land that they have. Accordingly they buy a quantity of grape fruit, oranges, bananas and pine apples. These they give their men instructions to tie upon the trees with twine, so that when the unsuspecting buyer arrives they can show him the wonderful bargain they are going to sell him. Jed arrives and falls into the trap. He buys the farm, but he pays the bill with a check. The next day he takes a survey of ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 May 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Lucky Cohen (1913). See more »

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