While trying to pass each other on a narrow country road, a banker's automobile and a farmer's wagon collide. In the mix-up the farmer's rear wheel is wrenched off. The automobilist offers to settle the damages for twenty dollars, but the farmer promptly refuses, demanding sixty dollars. The stubbornness of both men leaves the matter unsettled. A few days later the farmer goes to the village to seek legal aid in recovering damages. Blinks, a shyster lawyer, advises him to bring suit for sixty dollars, which he does. The automobilist is duly summoned to appear in court and he, too, engages a lawyer by the name of Jinks, also a shyster. Lawyers Blinks and Jinks, by the way, have adjoining offices and are in collusion. On the day set for the trial no little amusement is caused in the court-room by the attitude of Blinks and Jinks, who in behalf of their respective clients attack one another in a most ferocious manner. The case is finally decided in favor of the plaintiff and the ...
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