Myers lives next door to the Smiths. He sits in the window reading a book and glances over at Mrs. Smith with admiration. She resents this and calls her husband's attention to the man next door. Smith is greatly angered and threatens to shoot Myers. Mrs. Smith sends Myers a note telling him to stop flirting as her husband is a sharpshooter. Myers becomes indignant and goes to Mrs. Smith for an explanation. Smith comes in and chases Myers through the house, accelerating Myers' movements with a fusillade of shots. Myers finally makes his escape, and goes back to his window. A tramp comes sneaking around the Smith home just as the wind blows Myers' book from his hands through the open window into the Smith house. Myers goes after the book, entering by the window. Mrs. Smith sees the tramp and is frightened. Smith sees Myers and attempts to lay a trap for his wife by hiding in a large cedar chest. Mrs. Smith sees her husband as he pulls down the cover, and thinks it is the tramp. She ...
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