Jake, a young country lout, comes into the possession of a ladder and plans to have some fun. Placing the ladder against a tall tree, he climbs up and lodges his cap in the branches. Descending, he waits at the foot, and when an old farmer appears, Jake begins to blubber, crying that his cap is in the tree, where he tossed it after a bird, and, pretending lameness, he beseeches the farmer to get it. Up the farmer climbs and dislodges the cap, just when he attempts to descend he finds that Jake has removed the ladder. He is "treed" and no mistake. This trick worked so well, that Jake is encouraged to try it again. This time his victims are a couple of lovers who have quarreled. The beau in a huff, refuses when the sweetheart suggests he get the boy's cap, so she to shame him, climbs up herself. Fine! The lover follows, paying Jake to do the very thing he intended, remove the ladder. Of course, the girl is wild, but the lover is in his element. Here they are "treed" side by side on the ...
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