It is springtime when little Mabel arrives at her Uncle Zeke's farm. Henry and Steve, two farmhands, are chums, having spent the years of their adolescence together on Uncle Zeke's farm. They have never experienced any love but brotherly love, until the day they first meet Mabel, when bot become deeply smitten. They hustle off to their room to spruce up to make an impression on the pretty little niece of Uncle Zeke. Henry is assuredly the favored one, and so gains the mild enmity of Steve. Their strong friendship, however, precludes their becoming enemies, and Steve bows to the inevitable. Henry purchases a neck chain and cross as a betrothal present for Mabel, but as she is coy and he is bashful, she, to draw him out writes with a switch in the sand L-O-V-E, which Henry spells L-U-C-K. Mabel pretends to be angry at his stupidity and leaves him standing at the gate puzzled as to what has caused her anger. Later, to make him jealous, and so more determined, she plays the coquette by ...
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