Jack, tall and broad shouldered, Thomas, an intellectual young man, and Willie, who is neither brawny nor intellectual, love Mary Wilkins. Sheriff Wilkins prefers Jack, Tom is Mrs. Wilkins' favorite, while Mary has a sneaking preference for Willie. Willie makes no pretensions to being of heroic mold, and when Mary goes rowing he sits on the bank and mourns. One evening as Jack and Thomas are sitting beside Mary in the parlor talking with her, while Willie is lurking in the darkness outside, afraid to come into the house, the father enters and notifies the boys that he will give his daughter's band in marriage to the one who manages to apprehend the burglar now terrorizing the neighborhood. After the boys and the sheriff have started on their man-hunting expedition, Willie enters and Mary tells him the offer her father has made. She gives him a pistol and orders that he also go in search of the burglar. Hearing the return of the men, Willie, still holding the pistol, hides under the ... Written by
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