Mrs. Doodledum has the sobriquet of "The Old Scratch," because she wears hatpins which protrude beyond the edge of her hat and stick into persons' faces, leaving marks of disrespect. A law is passed forbidding the wearing of hatpins unprotected by guards. Mr. Doodledum, thinking to please his wife, buys two guards for her. A stubborn wife is Mrs. Doodledum, and she swears that she will not wear the shields. While maneuvering and arguing the point with her husband, a hatpin point grazes his eye. He pretends that he has been punctured and makes a great ado, putting a large cloth over his head. Mrs. Doodledum, regretting her obstinacy, waits on him hand and foot and then some. She finally discovers that he is fooling her. She pretends that she has injured her knee. Accordingly both are laid up, although they really are in perfectly good running order. The doctor is summoned and prescribes an eyeshield to be put on the injured knee, a kneecap put on the wounded eye. Mrs. Doodledum tires ... Written by
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