Larry Doolan, the policeman, is in love with the Widow McGee, who keeps a quick-lunch room, and the widow reciprocates. Sam Sharkey, a traveling salesman, and a friend of the widow's whom she has not seen for some time, turns up. He has flashy clothes and fine manners. The widow is won over by them and poor Larry's nose is put out of joint. In his distress, he consults O'Hara, who advises him to play the widow's own game and he gets Aileen. a pretty young girl, interested in the plot. Larry dresses in his best and takes Aileen to lunch at the widow's lunch room, paying her marked attention, almost ignoring the widow. Mrs. McGee becomes furious and in her anger, turns down Sharkey, who has lost his job and is making a play for the widow's money. He grows desperate and goes to see her. He makes some advance, though she will not give him a definite answer. He borrows some money from the widow, pretending he has left his purse at home. In putting it away in his pocketbook, he drops a ...
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